No evictions for renters, emergency ‘Strong Fund’ approved by San Mateo County Board of Supervisors

South San Francisco, CA   March 24, 2020 Press Release

DALY CITY – San Mateo County Supervisor David J. Canepa made the following statement today after the board unanimously voted to approve two emergency regulations to protect the public during the COVID-19 shelter in place order. One bans evicting renters impacted by the outbreak for non-payment of rent, and the other provides $3 million in seed money to launch an emergency “San Mateo County Strong” fund to help residents, nonprofit organizations and small businesses during the crisis. Here is the link: https://www.smcstrong.org/

“For too many of my constituents right now, April’s rent payment is simply out of reach,” Canepa said. “We are standing up to this moment in time by taking unprecedented actions to protect us all. But mark my words, this is just the beginning.”

As residents worry about their paychecks and their health, the emergency regulation would prevent the eviction of renters impacted by COVID-19 countywide. State law vests the County with the authority to adopt this countywide protection (which will also apply in incorporated cities within the County) due to the local state of emergency resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak.

Job loss, cutbacks in work hours, staying home with school-age children, caring for a stricken loved one, or becoming ill with the disease would qualify under the emergency protections. The San Mateo County Counsel’s Office is working with the Department of Housing to develop a process where renters can petition landlords for rent relief.

 

UPDATE More info on County programs CLICK HERE

2 comments for “No evictions for renters, emergency ‘Strong Fund’ approved by San Mateo County Board of Supervisors

  1. scott grindy
    March 24, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    I am hearing boaters at the various San Mateo marinas who live aboard, pay additional rent to do so are greatly concerned too.

    The County and Harbor District both manage a good portion of these marinas as do private and other public marinas in south bay areas of this county.

    More information is needed on how this will help them too?

  2. Mocha Latte
    March 27, 2020 at 2:04 am

    our apartment complex Skyline Heights Apartments in Daly City just gave a memo to all the tenants today ,March 26,2020 stating that they will still collect the regular monthly rents in accordance to our lease agreement. they will only be waiving the late fees of $100 for April-June.

    Meaning, they still require the tenants to pay their rent eventhough we lost our jobs or hours have been cut due to covid-19.

    Is there a way the county can help all the renters? Because if we cannot pay our rent they will still evict us. I don’t think this apartment management cares about the moratorium.

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