COVID-19 Housing Resources

City of South El Monte


UPDATE to Eviction Moratorium:

As authorized by Governor Newsom to enact eviction moratoriums to protect residential and commercial tenants from eviction due to hardships caused by COVID-19, the City enacted an eviction moratorium to the fullest extent permitted by law at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Subsequently, the State Legislature enacted different protections for residential tenants experiencing hardships caused by COVID-19.  An explanation of those protections can be found at:

Additionally, Governor Newsom’s order authorizing cities to extend their commercial eviction moratoria expired on September 30, 2021.  That meant that the City’s moratorium expired on that date based on the Governor’s order.  However, the Los Angeles County eviction protections replaced the prior protections for tenants experiencing hardships caused by COVID-19 that were previously offered by the City’s moratorium.  The LA County eviction moratorium has been extended through December 31, 2022, subject to specific requirements about rental payments that require careful review by landlords and tenants based on their particular situations.  Please see this FAQ sheet for those requirements:

Please find additional resources available to help those landlords and tenants experiencing hardships caused by COVID-19 and for tenants who need rental assistance.  Tenants can apply for rental assistance funds.  Resources for landlords and tenants can be found at: and

  • Eviction Moratorium: Adoption of Ordinance NO.1249-U - Commercial Eviction Protections and Residential Rent Deferrals Due to COVID-19.  View Ordinance 1249-U (PDF)

Other Resources

  •  CA COVID-19 Rent Relief -Housing Is Key rents now covered at 100%. California has increased rental assistance payments to 100% of unpaid rent, making landlords whole and keeping tenants housed. Payments are for unpaid and future rent payments for California income-eligible renters and their landlords affected by COVID-19. If you need help paying past due or upcoming rent or utilities, you may be eligible for assistance. is now available in six languages: English, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese and Tagalog, and supported by Google in more than 100 additional languages. Apply today at or call 833-430-2122.

  • Housing Rights CenterHousing Counselors are available to answer your questions about tenant-landlord rights and obligations, including topics like security deposits, evictions, repairs, rent increases, harassment, and more. Conversations with Housing Counselors are private and confidential, and can help you find the resources you need.
    • Hotline: 1-800-477-5977
    • TTY: 1-213-201-0867

  • Stay Housed LA County:  A Tenant Assistance Program that provides FREE Legal Services to Tenants Facing Eviction During the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis. For immediate assistance call 1-888-694-0040.

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