Oct. 1 is a crucial day for California residents who have fallen behind on their rent because of the pandemic. That’s when the state’s lengthy moratorium on evictions will start to expire, allowing landlords to seek the removal of tenants who have failed to pay what they owe.
Tenants will have to meet either of two conditions to avoid being tossed out:
Pay the new rent in full and cover at least 25% of the rent they haven’t paid since September 2020;
Be enrolled in a rental assistance program offered by the state or their local government.