No Legal Evictions in CA through May 31

California Governor Gavin Newsom has issued a statewide moratorium on eviction orders for residents affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

The order lasts through May 31, and requires tenants to declare in writing they cannot pay parts or all of their rent. Tenants will still be required to pay their rent “in a timely manner” at a later date, and could still face eviction once the order expires.