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File #: 20-635    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Passed
File created: 6/12/2020 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 6/23/2020 Final action: 6/23/2020
Title: Adoption of a Resolution extending the Moratorium on Evictions for the Non-payment of Rent and No-Fault Evictions for Tenants with Incomes Affected by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) [Council Pillar: Promote and Enhance Economic and Housing Development]
Attachments: 1. Temporary Moratorium on Evictions Resolution 06-18-20, 2. RESOLUTION
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SUBJECT
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Adoption of a Resolution extending the Moratorium on Evictions for the Non-payment of Rent and No-Fault Evictions for Tenants with Incomes Affected by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) [Council Pillar: Promote and Enhance Economic and Housing Development]

Report
BACKGROUND
Since March 16, 2020, City of Santa Clara residents have been sheltering in place in accordance with the public health declarations issued by the State of California and County of Santa Clara. As a result of the COVID-19 emergency, many residents throughout the community have experienced financial challenges and housing instability. While the shelter in place restrictions have been slowly lifted through the Governor's phased reopening of the local economy and the County of Santa Clara's new health order, the economic recovery will take time and the financial uncertainty for Santa Clara residents remains.

On March 24, 2020, the City Council adopted an Urgency Ordinance, setting in place a moratorium on evictions in the City of Santa Clara for the non-payment of rent and no-fault evictions for tenants affected by COVID-19. The Moratorium went into effect March 24, 2020 for a period of 45 days until May 8, 2020. The ordinance applies to all residential tenants renting in a building or portion of a building that is used as a home, residence or sleeping place in Santa Clara for periods in excess of seven days. On April 28, 2020 the City Council authorized the extension of the Urgency Ordinance regarding the Moratorium by resolution through May 31, 2020. Also, on April 28, 2020, the City Council adopted the Emergency Evictions Protection Ordinance allowing the moratorium to be extended by resolution. On May 26, 2020, the City Council extended the ordinance through June 30, 2020.

If the City Council would like to continue to provide eviction protection for tenants affected by the COVID-19 emergency beyond June 30, 2020, the City Council will need to adopt a ...

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