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Burbank City Council Approves Urgency Ordinance Prohibiting the Evictions of Residential and Commercial Tenants

Applies to Non-Payment of Rent Caused by Coronavirus until April 30, 2020

Post Date:03/18/2020 9:01 AM

BURBANK, CA (March 18, 2020)

The Burbank City Council approved an Urgency Ordinance on March 17, 2020, prohibiting the evictions of residential and commercial tenants for non-payment of rent caused by the Coronavirus. 

The moratorium goes into effect immediately and will end on April 30, 2020. 

It only applies to evictions for nonpayment of rent due to a substantial decrease in household or business income that includes, but is not limited to, a substantial decrease in household income caused by layoffs or a reduction in the number of paid hours of work, or if a substantial decrease in business income is caused by a reduction in operating hours or consumer demand, or substantial out-of-pocket medical expenses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, or by any local, state, or federal government response to COVID-19.

Tenants are still obligated to pay their rent and will have up to six months following the expiration of the local emergency declared by Burbank.

Additionally, the City Council urged financial institutions holding both home or commercial mortgages to implement an immediate moratorium on foreclosures and related evictions when the foreclosure or foreclosure-related eviction arises out of a substantial decrease in household or business income, or substantial out-of-pocket medical expenses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, or by a local, state, or federal government response to COVID-19.

In taking this action Council also directed staff to research and report back before April 30 on potential subsidies for rent or other assistance to renters and property owners from our County, State and Federal partners.

Read the City of Burbank Urgency Ordinance here

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