Development Services

Tenant and Landlord Resources

Long Beach Emergency Rental Assistance Program (LB-ERAP)

To view information on the Long Beach Emergency Rental Assistance Program (LB-ERAP), visit longbeach.gov/rentalassistance.

Long Beach Expands LB Resource Line

The City of Long Beach has expanded its LB Resource Line, an informational hotline that provides free and confidential support to anyone who lives, works, learns or plays in Long Beach and needs assistance finding and accessing local community resources and social services.  See Press Release.


LONG BEACH JUST CAUSE FOR TERMINTATION OF TENANCIES (LBMC Chapter 8.99)
(SUBSTANTIAL REMODEL REQUIREMENTS) 

LBMC, Chapter 8.99 sets forth requirements for Just Cause for Termination of Tenancies.  Section 8.99.020 (2) No-fault just cause, allows for the displacement of existing tenants under certain circumstances.  In particular, Section 8.99.020 (2) (D), Intent to demolish or to substantially remodel the residential real property allows a property owner to displace existing tenants if a rental unit is to be demolished or substantially remodeled. institutional housing, such as hotels, licensed care facilities, dormitories. Owner-occupied single-family and duplex properties are also exempt.

An owner must issue a notice to tenants to terminate a tenancy for a no-fault just cause, including substantial remodel. All termination notices shall include a copy of all issued permits and include reasonably detailed information regarding each of (i) the scope of the substantial remodeling work, (ii) why it cannot be reasonably accomplished in a safe manner with the tenant in place, and (iii) why it requires the tenant to vacate for at least 30 days.

Before an owner issues a notice to terminate a tenancy for no-fault just cause, the owner shall have obtained all necessary permits for the substantial remodel from all applicable governmental agencies.  Owners are also required to provide a complete list to the City of Long Beach of all tenants whose tenancies will be terminated in connection with the permitted work.

NOTIFICATION OF RELOCATION ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS AND CIVIL PENALTY (LBMC Chapter 8.99)

If an owner issues a notice to terminate a tenancy for no-fault just cause, the owner shall notify the tenant of the tenant’s right to relocation assistance or rent waiver pursuant to LBMC Chapter 8.99. The relocation assistance or rent waiver shall be equal to the greater of $4,500 or two months of the tenant’s rent that was in effect when the owner issued the notice to terminate the tenancy.  Relocation assistance is payable directly to a tenant by an owner/owner’s representative.

Any Owner of residential real property who intentionally violates LBMC Chapter 8.99 when issuing an invalid termination notice pursuant to subparagraph 2(D) of Subdivision (b), shall be liable in a civil action to the tenant for a civil penalty in an amount of to $15,000, and/or reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, each as determined by the court.  A tenant may enforce the provisions of subdivision (i) by means of civil action.

LBMC 8.99 - Just Cause for Termination of Tenancies


Los Angeles County Eviction Moratorium /COVID 19 Tenant Protections Resolution

The County’s COVID-19 Tenant Protections Resolution (formerly the LA County Eviction Moratorium), which went into effect March 4, 2020, extends certain protections to residential and commercial Tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Los Angeles County. On January 25, 2022, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to extend the COVID-19 Tenant Protections Resolution through December 31, 2022, unless repealed or further extended by the Board. Additional Information is available on the County Website at the following link: https://dcba.lacounty.gov/noevictions/


Stay Housed LA

Stay Housed L.A. is a partnership between the County of Los Angeles, the City of Los Angeles and local community and legal service providers. Together, agemcoes provide tenants with the information and support needed to exercise their rights so that they can remain safely in their homes. Visit Stay Housed LA at the following link: https://www.stayhousedla.org/


State Tenant Protection Act

In October 2019, the State of California enacted Assembly Bill 1482, the State Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (AB 1482), which took effect Jan. 1, 2020. AB 1482 caps rents at 5% plus inflation, as well as enumerates specific "just causes" that are required for a landlord to serve a notice to vacate.

AB 1482 - State Tenant Protection Act of 2019


Please note that the City does not provide legal assistance and does not mediate in tenant and landlord disputes. Either party may seek legal action against the other to enforce the provisions of these laws. The City does participate in the County of Los Angeles StayHousedLA program which provides free eviction defense services to lower-income renters. Additionally, the City supports fair housing and mediation services through the Fair Housing Foundation of Long Beach. All of these resources are found below:

Resources

Notice of Availability of Rent Reporting to Credit Bureaus
Tenants and landlords can utilize rent-reporting services to report timely rent payments to credit bureaus. These services can assist tenants who pay rent on time to build credit history and/or improve their credit score.

Notice of Availability to Renter’s Insurance
Renter’s insurance policies are available for purchase by renters and can help to protect renters and replace personal belongings in the case of theft, fire, and/or water damage. A renter’s insurance policy may also cover medical expenses for visitors injured while at your rental unit, and in some cases may cover legal costs.

Fair Housing Foundation
3605 Long Beach Blvd., Ste. 302
Long Beach, CA 90807
(562) 989-1206 | (800) 466-3247
www.fairhousingfoundation.com

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
601 Pacific Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802
(800) 399-4529
www.lafla.org

StayHoused LA Free Eviction Defense
1-888-694-0040
www.stayhousedla.org