Your Rights as a Tenant in San Diego County
AB 832 Protections end June 30, 2022
What does that mean for tenants? Pending rental assistance applications will no longer protect against an eviction lawsuit for unpaid rent due to Covid-19 hardship. If you get a notice for unpaid rent, get legal help. To find legal services clinics, go to housinghelpsd.org or call Legal Aid Society of San Diego at 1-877-534-2524.
You have rights and are protected by Federal, State, and local laws. To understand these laws, please attend one of our workshops here.
This page provides a brief summary of the current protections and a link you can click to review your rights in detail.
Note: laws and protections change rapidly and this page will be updated as often as possible. Please click the links below to find out the most current information.
California Rent Cap
NEW: San Diego City Residents
Senate Bill 91 (SB-91)
Temporary Ban on Evictions
Declaration of COVID-19 Distress
New Tenant Protections & Guidelines Fact Sheet
Assembly Bill 832 (AB-832)
Guide to AB 2179: What Tenants and Landlords Need to Know
The information expressed in the resources above should not be construed as representing the opinions or policy of HousingHelpSD.org. To ensure the document is useful for the vast majority of readers, we have endeavored to balance the competing objectives of providing accurate, current, and complete information of the law without overwhelming readers with nuanced detail and legalese. As a result, not every subject is addressed with the same level of detail.
The resources above are intended for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. To the extent that readers have questions or need further guidance, readers should consult an attorney (sign up for a workshop here), Legal Aid Society of San Diego (LASSD.org), landlord association (California Apartment Association or Southern California Rental Association), or tenant advocacy group (ACCE and Tenants Together websites) for advice in particular cases, and should also read the latest, most relevant statutes and court decisions when relying on cited material.