Certain evictions may start again on May 1. The Moratorium expires August 31, 2023.
On March 21, 2023, the Berkeley City Council amended the COVID-19 eviction moratorium to end the moratorium in two phases.
During the Covered Period, which started in March 2020 and ends April 30, 2023, owners of rental properties may only bring evictions necessary to stop an imminent threat to the health and safety of other occupants.
During the Transition Period, from May 1, 2023 through August 31, 2023, evictions will be permitted for three reasons:
- To stop an imminent threat to the health and safety of other occupants.
- To allow a qualifying owner to move into the property as their principal residence.
- For non-payment of rent from May 1, 2023 through August 31, 2023, unless the tenant provides documentation of a COVID-related reason for failing to pay the rent.
Starting March 1, 2023, landlords who own only one residential property in Berkeley can legally serve a termination notice if they intend to occupy a unit at the property as their principal residence and meet other requirements.
Please visit our COVID-19 page for more information. If you need help, you may contact a Rent Board housing counselor in the following ways: