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COVID-19 Temporary Ban on Evictions

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Ciudad de National City COVID-19 Prohibición temporal de desalojos

Para español seleccione aquí (PDF)

Resumen de la moratoria y reglamentos de desalojo (Presentación en PDF)

National City Eviction Moratorium Preguntas frecuentes en español (PDF)


Updated 4/21/2020

City of National City COVID-19 Temporary Ban On Evictions

Summary of Eviction Moratorium and Regulations (Slideshow PDF)

National City Eviction Moratorium FAQ (PDF)

The National City Council voted Tuesday to enact a temporary moratorium on evictions due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The National City Eviction Ordinance 2020-2479 adopted protects renters and commercial tenants from being evicted if they are unable to pay rent due to financial difficulties caused by COVID-19.

Requirement for Tenants
  • A tenant must notify their landlord in writing that they are not able to pay their rent in a timely manner because of COVID-19. (Email and text communication are valid forms of written notice.)
  • This written notice must be provided to the landlord, no more than seven (7) days after the rent is due. If your rent was due between March 17 and April 7, please let your landlord know no later than April 14.
  • Within 30 days of the date rent was due, the tenant shall provide the landlord documentation or objectively verifiable information that the tenant is unable to pay rent due to financial impacts related to COVID-19. The tenant must provide the landlord with additional documentation for each month that rent is not paid. Examples of verifiable documentation include but are not limited to termination notices, payroll checks, pay stubs, bank statements, medical bills, child care costs, commercial sales receipts and profit and loss statements, signed letters or statements from an employer or supervisor explaining the tenant’s changed financial circumstances to support the tenant’s assertion of an inability to pay.
  • If the tenant, within 30 days from the day rent was due, does not provide evidence of financial impacts related to COVID-19 within this time frame, the landlord may pursue any enforcement action in accordance with state and local laws. 
  • If a tenant moves while the California temporary ban on evictions is in effect, all rent owed is due when the tenant moves out, unless the lease says this will be handled differently. The tenant and landlord may enter into a post tenancy rental agreement. 
Tenants’ Rights

Tenants who have questions about their legal rights or pending eviction actions may call:

  • CSA San Diego (800) 954-0441 


Notice to Landlord and Documentation forms:

Must be submitted every month.


Repayment of Rent

During the moratorium, tenants and landlords are encouraged to discuss and agree on a repayment plan. The tenant does not have to enter into a repayment agreement. When the moratorium ends the landlord may seek all unpaid rent so it maybe helpful to enter into a repayment agreement sooner to make it easier to pay back the rent.

The City of National City reserves the right to enforce the administrative remedies and to pursue any other remedies legally available against individuals knowingly or intentionally violating the provisions of this Ordinance or falsifying information to qualify for the relief granted in this Ordinance.

Tenants who were afforded eviction protection under this Ordinance shall have up to six months from the date this Ordinance is effective or the withdrawal of Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-28-20, whichever occurs soonest, to pay their landlords all unpaid rent (“Tenant Repayment Period”). The tenant may also enter into a mutually agreed repayment plan (“Repayment Plan”) with their landlord to facilitate the payment of unpaid rent after the Tenant Repayment Period has elapsed. The Repayment Plan must be in writing and executed by both the tenant and landlord before the Tenant Repayment Period ends. If a tenant opts to move while the Ordinance is effective, all owed rent is due upon move out unless the lease dictates otherwise. The City Council may extend this Ordinance by subsequent resolution if conditions at that time warrant an extension. During that time period, the protections against eviction in this Ordinance shall apply. At the end of this six-month period, a landlord may evict a tenant who has not paid all outstanding rent and resort to all remedies available to the landlord under the lease and the law.

Payment Plan Agreement with instructions California Apartment Association 

Post Tenancy Payment Agreement California Apartment Association


If you have questions regarding the noticing or providing documentation to your landlord please contact CSA San Diego. 

CSA San Diego County

131 Avocado Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92020
Toll free: (800) 954-0441
Office: (619) 444-5700