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Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance released document detailing evictions during COVID-19

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Posted at 3:17 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 18:17:49-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc. today released a document detailing how evictions would be handled during the COVID-19 outbreak.

According to the document:

  • Evictions in Kern County haven't stopped, however, some parts of the eviction process have been delayed by 60 days.
  • The U.S. Federal stimulus package, the CARES Act includes a 120-day eviction moratorium for residents who cant pay rent, this moratorium only applies to renters in single-family homes and apartments, whose owners have federally backed mortgages. Renters in federally subsidized low-income housing are covered. More information can be found here.
  • Gov. Newsom issued two executive orders regarding evictions outlining what needs to be done to ensure housing security, meeting certain criteria to allow tenants 60 days to respond to an eviction rather than the standard 5 - the executive order along with qualifying criteria can be found here.
  • Kern County Superior court has issued orders that will delay most civil cases including unlawful eviction cases. Updates and details can be found here.
  • Kern county nor the city of Bakersfield have released any local ordinances pertaining to stopping evictions.

The full document can be found below:

COVID-19 and Evictions Press Release by Ashley Valenzuela on Scribd