At a Board meeting on February 2, 2021, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed Urgency Ordinance No. 2021-04 that continues a temporary eviction moratorium for certain residential tenants and a moratorium on certain residential rent increases through June 30, 2021. The Urgency Ordinance also continues a temporary eviction moratorium for certain commercial tenants through March 31, 2021. Ordinance No. 2021-04 supersedes Ordinance No. 2020-29.
See Press Release (PDF): Contra Costa County Passes Ordinance to Extend Eviction Protection and Rent Freeze. See Press Release in Spanish (PDF). See Urgency Ordinance No. 2021-04 (PDF) and Urgency Ordinance 2021-04 in Spanish (PDF). See Frequently Asked Questions and Preguntas Frecuentes (PDF).
Resources for Tenants:
For affordable housing information, visit https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/4807/Affordable- Housing.
Emergency rental assistance may be available at: https://shelterinc.org/get-help/rental-deposite-assistance.html.
Legal assistance may be available to tenants from Bay Area Legal Aid at: https://baylegal.org/.
Tenants in the City of Richmond may be able to obtain legal assistance from Eviction Defense Center at: https://www.evictiondefensecenteroakland.org/.
Businesses may obtain assistance at: https://www.wdbccc.com/. And a hotline has been established for small businesses, available Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at 833- 320-1919.
Other resources are available at: http://www.contracostaarc.com/assets/CARE/Financial_Assistance_15.pdf.
Resources for Landlords:
Resources for residential landlords may be available from the California Apartment Association, Contra Costa branch located in Pleasant Hill at: https://caanet.org/local/contra-costa/..