ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT GETTING AN EVICTION NOTICE FOR UNPAID RENT?
Community Response Line
There are still steps you can take to prevent or halt any eviction process, even though the current state law that protects people against eviction for not paying rent during the pandemic ended on September 30, 2021.
THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP TO BE PROTECTED FROM EVICTION IF YOU HAVE UNPAID RENT OR CANNOT PAY FUTURE RENT: Submit an application as soon as possible to California’s “Housing is Key” rent relief program.
You cannot be evicted for past due rent if you have completed an application to California’s “Housing is Key” rent relief program. Go to: https://housing.ca.gov/.
If your landlord gives you a “3 day notice to pay rent or quit”: you do not have to move out! If you have submitted a completed rental assistance application or you submit it within 15 days, your eviction will not proceed while the application is being processed. Send a letter to your landlord informing them that you have applied, and keep a copy of that letter.
STEPS TO TAKE IF YOU CANNOT PAY FUTURE RENT, YOU RECEIVE A “3 DAY NOTICE TO PAY RENT OR QUIT”, OR IF YOU GET ANY NOTICE RELATED TO EVICTION:
- CALL Faith in Action’s community response line to learn about your rights: 203-666-4472. For free legal assistance, call Legal Aid at (650) 517-8911 or Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto at (650) 326-6440.
- For free legal assistance, call Legal Aid at (650) 517-8911 or Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto at (650) 326-6440.
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