Termination of the Declaration of Local Emergency
Published on October 20, 2022
On Tuesday October 18th, the Alameda City Council adopted a Resolution terminating the Declaration of Local Emergency in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This action begins the process of winding down the remaining local protections that were established as an extra safety net for renters during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information on the Termination of the Declaration of Local Emergency, please visit our FAQ page: https://www.alamedarentprogram.org/FAQs/Moratorium-FAQ
Some of these changes will take effect immediately, while other protections remain in place for several more months:
"No Fault" Eviction Moratorium
In April of 2020, City Council passed Ordinance 3275 establishing a prohibition on Owner Move-In & Capital Improvement Plan terminations of tenancy. This moratorium will now end 30 days following the termination of local emergency on November 18th, 2022
Banked Rent Increases
Ordinance 3275 and 3315 maintained a prohibition on banked rent increases that ends 60 days following the termination of the local emergency. Therefore banked rent increases may resume being served beginning December 18th, 2022. Please see this link for more information on the City of Alameda's Banked Rent Increase regulations. Please also note that for fully-regulated properties, tenants cannot receive more than one rent increase during a 12 month period.
This action may also impact utility shutoffs, nonpayment of rent, and deferred payment agreements. We encourage you to read our FAQ for more information.
Please reach out to the Rent Program with any questions or concerns regarding the Termination of the Declaration of Local Emergency.