Contra Costa County supes extend small business evictions ban

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Contra Costa County’s ban on evictions of eligible small businesses that have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic has been extended through Jan. 31.

The Board of Supervisors unanimously passed the urgency ordinance today, the same day state-mandated tightening in restrictions on businesses and activities took effective due to rising COVID-19 cases.  It suspends the evictions of commercial tenants for the non-payment of rent if the non-payment was a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Board of Supervisors recognizes that the already struggling business environment has become even more challenging with the recent rise of COVID-19 cases,” said Supervisor Candace Andersen, chair of the board. “As we follow public health orders and guidance intended to protect lives, we have to support businesses however we can.” 

A similar ban on evictions for residential tenants continues through Jan. 31, 2021.

The full ordinance can be accessed here.

Also at today’s meeting, the Board of Supervisors allocated $4.3 million in federal CARES Act funding for an emergency rental assistance program for tenants and landlords.