As the dynamic COVID-19 emergency continues to evolve, measures are being taken to bring housing and commercial security to residents and businesses who have been economically impacted by the crisis. On Tuesday June 23, 2020, the Marin County Board of Supervisors approved amendments to Resolution 2020-45, which bars evictions in Marin County due to the public health emergency arising from COVID-19, and is in effect countywide, in every city, town and unincorporated area of Marin. Resolution 2020-60 include the extension of the eviction moratorium in Marin County to September 30, 2020 for all residential tenants that are suffering financial impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Resolution includes a 90-day repayment period after this time for residential tenants. Commercial tenants have a 90-day repayment period that begins after May 31, 2020.
What’s covered under the eviction moratorium? Substantial COVID-19-related loss of income due to:
- Business closure
- Loss of work or wages
- Missed work or childcare expenditures due to school closure
- Medical Expenses related to being ill with COVID-19 or caring for a member of the household ill with COVID-19
- Other similarly caused reasons resulting in a loss of income due to COVID-19
The law also protects renters from harassment and intimidation based on the moratorium, as well. If you feel you or someone you know has been a victim of this, please reach out to Legal Aid of Marin.