Eviction Prevention Program Overview
All renters in the City of San Bernardino who meet the eligibility requirements may receive onetime rental assistance under the Eviction Prevention Program. Eligible households can receive assistance to cover past due rents. Funds are paid directly to the landlord. Please click here for the more information, including qualifications and how to apply.
Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation protecting tenants from eviction and property owners from foreclosure due to the economic impact of COVID-19.The legislation says no tenant can be evicted before Feb. 1, 2021 as a result of rent owed due to a COVID-19 related hardship that occurred between March 4 and Aug. 31, 2020, if the tenant provides a declaration of hardship according to the legislation’s timelines. For a COVID-19-related hardship that accrues between Sept. 1, 2020 and Jan. 31, 2021, tenants must also pay at least 25% of their rent due to avoid eviction. Tenants are still responsible for paying unpaid amounts to landlords, but those unpaid amounts cannot be the basis for an eviction. Landlords may begin to recover this debt on March 1, 2021, and small claims court jurisdiction is temporarily expanded to allow landlords to recover these amounts. Landlords who do not follow the court evictions process will face increased penalties under the Act.
Here is what you need
1. A form of identification
2. A copy of your lease agreement
3. Proof of income of all family members dated within 60 days (establishing that your household is low-income)
4. Documentation demonstrating a COVID-19 related impact.
5. Notice of Rent Arrears or Demand Letter or invoice from the landlord