Santa Monica Extends its Eviction Moratoriums for Residential and Commercial Tenants and Emergency Orders to March 31, 2021

January 20, 2021 3:24 PM

The City of Santa Monica’s thirty-second emergency supplement signed yesterday extends the timeline for eviction protections for residential tenants and commercial tenant 1s unable to pay rent due to financial impacts of COVID-19 to March 31, 2021, aligning with the extension of the moratorium on evictions of residential tenants for reasons other than nonpayment of rent adopted in the thirty-first supplement in December. The thirty-second supplement also extends the expiration of the City’s local emergency and associated supplements to March 31, 2021, given the continued community spread and economic impacts of COVID-19.  

“As many of our residents and businesses continue to struggle with the devastating economic toll caused by the pandemic, we are committed to helping our community members to stay housed,” said Interim City Manager Lane Dilg. “Every vaccine provided and every decrease in hospitalizations provides hope, but we know we still have a long road to travel to full economic recovery.  As a City, we intend to walk alongside our community members each step of the way.” 

The thirty-second supplement specifically addresses the following: 

For the latest information, please visit, or call the City’s Coronavirus Hotline at (310) 458-8400.  



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