Landlords locking out, intimidating, or evicting tenants outside of the court process are against the law.
If you receive a notice to “Pay or Quit”
From October 1st, 2021 and March 31st, 2022, the law requires landlords wanting to evict a tenant for failing to pay rent as a result of COVID-19 hardship to first apply for rental assistance before proceeding with an eviction.
Even if you receive this notice, your landlord will not be able to legally evict you without first applying for California's COVID-19 Rent Relief program.
If you receive a 3 day notice
Call Legal Services of Northern California at (707) 643-0054 to determine if the notice was served legally or not, and to determine your rights and how to protect them.
DO NOT SELF-EVICT. The only person that can remove you from your home is the sheriff, and that is only after the eviction process has gone through the courts.
At the Vallejo Housing Justice Coalition (VHJC), we believe that housing is a human right. We envision a city with housing that is affordable and reflects the needs, diversity and culture of our community. We fight for Housing Justice across race, culture, age and sexual orientation.
Email us at VHJC.firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (707) 646-9150