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. 

Action Opportunity: Urge the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors to Adopt a Rent Freeze & Evictions Moratorium


As many of you may know, there have been various attempts to get emergency renters’ protections put in place in the light of COVID-19. The situation has continued to evolve, and at times the facts on the ground have been less than clear. So let us first tell you what we know, and then let us inform you of what you can urgently do to help.