The Ontario City Council on Tuesday approved a temporary moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent by residential or commercial tenants adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The moratorium, which also applies to storage unit patrons, protects tenants who cannot make their rental payments for any of the following reasons:
- The tenant is unable to work while sick with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 or must care for a household or family member with a suspected or confirmed case of the virus.
- The tenant experiences a layoff, loss of hours or other income reduction resulting from COVID-19, the City’s local emergencydeclaration, or related government response.
- The tenant must miss work to care for a child whose school was closed in response to COVID-19.
The eviction moratorium builds on the protocol established by the state of California to prohibit the removal of residents at the very time they’re being instructed to stay in their homes.
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