NOTICE REGARDING URGENCY ORDINANCE
In response to the local emergency declared by the City Manager on March 15, 2020 related to the COVID-19 crisis, the City Council adopted and subsequently amended an urgency ordinance ("Ordinance") that imposes a temporary moratorium as follows:
Residential Tenants: (1) on eviction for nonpayment of rent by residential tenants substantially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis; (2) on no-fault evictions for residential tenants (unless necessary for the health and safety of tenants, neighbors or the landlord, other than based on illness of the tenant or other occupant of the residential unit); and (3) on the annual rent increases authorized by Sections 4-5-303(c) and 4-6-3 of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code.
Commercial Tenants: (1) on eviction for nonpayment of rent by commercial tenants substantially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis; and (2) on no-fault evictions for commercial tenants (unless necessary for the health and safety of tenants, neighbors or the landlord, other than based on illness of the tenant, the tenant's family or any of the tenant's employees).
The Ordinance applies to nonpayment eviction notices, no-fault eviction notices, and unlawful detainer actions based on such notices, served or filed on or after March 15, 2020. In addition, during the period of the local emergency, any notice served by a landlord on a tenant under Section 4-5-13 of Section 4-6-6 L of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code is tolled.
To qualify for the above assistance, the tenant must notify the landlord in writing within 7 days after the date the rent is due that the tenant cannot pay full rent. Furthermore, within 30 days after the date rent is due the tenant must provide written documentation to the landlord using this form.
If a dispute arises between a residential tenant and the landlord regarding whether or not the tenant can pay full rent due to financial impacts related to COVID-19, the tenant may appeal to the City to make a final determination. The determination will be made by either the Standing Committee of the City Council appointed to hear disruptive tenant hearings, other members of the City Council designated by the Mayor, or the Rent Stabilization Commission, as applicable.
Residential tenants shall use the form below to request the City to make a final determination of the dispute. Tenants must submit the COVID-19 Appeal Form to your landlord and the City within 10 days of receipt of the landlord's written determination that the landlord disagrees with your assertion regarding: (1) whether a substantial financial impact exists; (2) whether the financial impact is related to COVID-19, or (3) regarding the amount of rent you have determined you can pay.
Click below to view the hearing procedures regarding landlord/tenant disputes for non-payment of rent due to financial impacts related to COVID-19.
Pursuant to City Council meeting on June 18, 2020 please find below the following:
- Text of latest version of Urgency Ordinance regarding Residential and Commercial Tenant Evictions (Ordinance 20-O-2818)
- Notice From Landlord to Commercial Tenant Regarding Required Meeting to Negotiate Rent Payment Schedule.
- RSO Summary of Commercial Tenant Ordinance COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Explained
SB-91 EVICTION MORATORIUM UPDATE
Set forth below is a brief summary of AB 3088, which established eviction protections for residential tenants and modified the City's urgency ordinance, and the subsequent bills which made modifications. It is important to note that the current eviction provisions are set forth in AB 832, the most recently passed bill.
CA COVID‐19 RENT RELIEF AVAILABLE TO INCOME ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLDS
Income eligible households who need financial assistance for unpaid rent and utilities will be able to apply for help through the CA COVID‐19 Rent Relief program. If you have experienced a financial hardship due to COVID‐19, have past due rent or utilities, and have a household income that is not more than 80% of the area median income, you may be eligible to receive help to pay past due or future rent and utilities from the state of California.
Landlords and renters can verify eligibility immediately by visiting HousingIsKey.com,
or by calling 833‐430‐2122, and if eligible, apply.
COVID-19 RENT SUBSIDY PROGRAM
On September 15, 2020, Beverly Hills City Council approved a Rent Subsidy Program for tenants financially impacted by COVID-19.
APPLICATION PERIOD: CLOSED
Please be advised that the Rent Subsidy Program application period is now closed. If you submitted your application between November 16, 2020 and December 7, 2020 it is in process. Please understand that staff needs time to process your application. If additional information is required, staff will contact you.
If you have any further questions or concerns, please call the Rent Stabilization Division at 310-285-1031 or email at email@example.com.
For more Beverly Hills updates and resources related to COVID-19, please go to: beverlyhills.org/novelcoronavirus