Evictions


“This is the worst economic crisis the United States has seen in generations. […] If nothing else changes and evictions continue as normal, then this public health crisis will turn into a full-blown homelessness crisis.”–Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

San Mateo County Emergency Eviction Moratorium Frequently Asked Questions


On March 24, 2020, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors unanimously enacted an emergency eviction moratorium to temporarily protect tenants from being displaced from their homes during the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis.  The emergency eviction moratorium protects eligible tenants against COVID-19 related nonpayment of rent and no-fault evictions.  Please read these FAQs for more detailed information on the emergency eviction moratorium, who is protected, and how eligible tenants should make delayed payments in accordance with the law. 

A Helpful Notice to All Renters


We would like to let all renters know that, in response to the tremendous impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, rental assistance has been made available for the months of March & April by the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County. You can apply for that assistance by calling and leaving a message at (650) 517 – 8939.

Likewise, you can reach out to your local Core Agencies for rental and other assistance at the following link:

https://hsa.smcgov.org/emergency-safety-net-assistance-core-service-agencies

We wish you all the best during these trying times.