On March 17, 2020, the City Manager, in her role as the Director of Emergency Services, proclaimed the existence of a local emergency pursuant to Chapter 2.20 of the Richmond Municipal Code to ensure the availability of mutual aid and effective the City's response to COVID-19.
The Director of Emergency Services issued an Order [http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/DocumentCenter/View/52484/20-20-reso-temporary-moratorium-on-evictions-for-non-payment---COVID-19---Issued-3-17-2020] , effective March 17, 2020, which provides that during the period of local emergency declared in response to COVID-19, no landlord shall take action to evict a tenant for certain reasons, including nonpayment of rent due to the financial impact of COVID-19, and other no-fault evictions (Owner Move-In, Withdrawal from the Rental Market (Ellis Act), Substantial Repairs, Temporary Tenancy) unless necessary for the health and safety of tenants, neighbors, or the landlord.
For more information about evictions during the period of local emergency, as well as resources to address food, shelter, health and other emergency needs, please access the COVID-19 and Evictions Fact Sheet. [http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/DocumentCenter/View/52485/COVID-19-Fact-Sheet]
Rent Program staff are available by phone at (510) 234-RENT  or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to address any questions from community members.
For more information about the Rent Board and Rent Program, please visit www.richmondrent.org [http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/3364/Richmond-Rent-Program] .
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