Shelter In Place/Stay Home orders
Moratoria on Evictions in the 7th District
Federal Response: On March 18th, President Trump announced a moratorium on evictions of single-family homeowners with federally backed mortgages. It does not apply to the vast majority of renters.
State Response: Governor Newsom released an executive order that allowed cities and counties to stop landlords from evicting tenants, and requesting that banks not foreclose on anyone.
County Level: Contra Costa County and Alameda County superior courts have shut down eviction proceedings, as well as all other proceedings, for the time being.
Contra Costa Sheriffs are not enforcing evictions.
- Concord: Eviction Moratorium through May 31.
- Danville: Working with local law enforcement, not enforcing evictions for the time being
- Pittsburg: Eviction Moratorium
- San Ramon: Working with Law Enforcement, not enforcing evictions
- Antioch: Eviction Moratorium
- Livermore: Eviction Moratorium
- Contra Costa County: Eviction moratorium likely to extend to 120 days after the end of shelter in place, and will retroactively apply to when the shelter in place began (March 16)
City of Pleasanton Emergency Rental Assistance Program
For details on making use of the City of Pleasanton's Emergency Rental Assistance Program, please click here.
Governor's Executive Order on Suspending Evictions
Under the principle that evictions are inappropriate during a public health crisis, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order on March 27 that effectively suspends most evictions during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) State of Emergency.
The Judicial Council, the policymaking body of the California courts, issued new rules on April 6 affirming the Governor's Executive Order for court cases in California during COVID-19. The new rules include protections for tenants to ensure that the Governor’s March 27th Executive Order is in force.
The rules suspend tenants’ obligation to quickly file a response to eviction cases, state that no default judgments for eviction will be issued against tenants during shelter-in-place, and suspend all orders to appear in court for eviction cases.
This effectively suspends most evictions during the Covid-19 State of Emergency.
Help With Home Energy Bills
If you need help paying your gas or electric bill, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) may be able to help you with a one-time payment. Program eligibility is based on federal income guidelines and assistance may be available to eligible low-income families and individuals that qualify.
For information on how LIHEAP can help during COVID-19, please click here.