Evictions Halted In Livermore Amid Coronavirus Emergency

Courtney Teague

This article originally appeared on the Livermore Patch

LIVERMORE, CA — Livermore City Manager Marc Roberts signed Wednesday an order to establish a temporary ban through May 31 on residential or commercial evictions for tenants impacted by the outbreak of the new coronavirus.

Landlords may seek rent after the moratorium expires, the city said.

Tenants must have written documentation to prove they cannot pay rent due to a major loss of income, high medical expenses or government response due to coronavirus, the city said.

The Livermore City Council will consider confirming the eviction moratorium at its special March 30 meeting.

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On March 16 the council confirmed a local emergency declaration in Livermore. That same day, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order authorizing local governments to halt evictions and slow foreclosures.

“People shouldn’t lose or be forced out of their home because of the spread of COVID-19,” Newsom said in a news release. “Over the next few weeks, everyone will have to make sacrifices – but a place to live shouldn’t be one of them."

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