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Eviction and Mortgage Updates & Relief

Residential Eviction

The Burbank Eviction Ordinance (20-2, 942), which protected against both residential and certain commercial evictions ended on September 30, 2020.  However, there are some protections for certain, eligible tenants as described below.

State of California AB 2179 - California’s COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Update:
Legal protections against eviction based on nonpayment of rent due to COVID hardship has been extended through June 30, 2022, for qualifying residential tenants.  This protection applies to tenants whose applications for rental assistance have been received by the March 31, 2022, deadline. AB 2179 updates the content of notices that landlords must provide to tenants after March 31, 2022, and before July 1, 2022, prior to seeking a court order for eviction based on non-payment of rent. More info here.

Los Angeles County Updated COVID-19 Tenant Protection Resolution:
In January 2022, the Los Angeles (LA) County Board of Supervisors extended the LA County eviction order that protects certain residential renters and commercial tenants from eviction due to COVID-19 hardship.  Burbank commercial and residential tenants may have protections under the LA County ordinance, but that decision will be determined by the courts.  More info here.   In summary, eligible residential tenants impacted by COVID-19 may be able to rely on the Los Angeles County’s emergency moratorium but ultimately, in an eviction action, a court will decide.
 

Commercial Eviction

City of Burbank Commercial Eviction Order Update:
Eviction protections for nonpayment of rent have expired.  However, anti-harassment and retaliation protections continue during the protection period, as well as personal guarantee protections for certain commercial tenants under the Los Angeles (LA) County Order.  Please review the LA County order for more details.  As with the residential tenant projections, these commercial tenant protections may apply to certain Burbank commercial tenants.  However, that is to be determined by the courts.

Eligible commercial tenants that were protected from eviction via the City commercial eviction moratorium have six (6) months from the expiration of the City’s commercial order (September 30, 2021) to pay back due rent.  The period ended March 31, 2022.  For more information on the rent repayment period and commercial tenant resources, please visit the City’s COVID-19 website at https://www.burbankca.gov/business-resources

Mortgage Assistance

Financial Relief and Assistance
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Guide to Mortgage Assistance Relief. Read here.  
  • Fannie Mae Assistance Options for Homeowners Impacted by COVID-19. See here for more information.
  • Freddie Mac. See here for more information

CARES Act

Please note: Within the CARES Act, section 4023, concerns Forbearance of Residential Mortgage Loan Payments for Multifamily properties with Federally Back Loans,  (2)(d)(2) states

A multifamily borrower that receives a forbearance under this section may not, for the duration of the forbearance—

(1) evict or initiate the eviction of a tenant from a dwelling unit located in or on the applicable property solely for nonpayment of rent or other fees or charges; or

(2) charge any late fees, penalties, or other charges to a tenant described in paragraph (1) for late payment of rent.

The entire CARES Act can be found here. https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/748/text

  • The Governor signed an Executive Order that waives penalties for property taxes paid after April 10 for taxpayers who have experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.