Your Rights as a Tenant in San Diego County
If you can’t pay your rent because of COVID-19 financial hardship or are being threatened with eviction for any reason, do not move out of your home. Only a court can order you to leave. 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.
1. Senate Bill 91 (SB-91)
2. Temporary Ban on Evictions
3. Declaration of COVID-19 Distress
The information expressed in the resources above should not be construed as representing the opinions or policy of Housing Help San Diego. 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.