Rancho Cucamonga, CA – On March 18, the City of Rancho Cucamonga City Council issued a temporary moratorium on evictions for non-payment of rent by residential or commercial tenants impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. At the same meeting, the City Council adopted a resolution encouraging grocery stores and markets to provide exclusive and/or extended hours for vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 emergency. The City Council also officially declared a local emergency in response to COVID-19.
The eviction moratorium applies only to evictions based on the non-payment of rent due to a financial hardship related to the COVID-19 pandemic. A tenant must notify the landlord within 30 days after the rent is due and provide supporting documentation. As an urgency ordinance, the moratorium went immediately into effect and will last through May 31st for residential and commercial tenants unless the City’s emergency declaration ends sooner.
“Home renters in Rancho Cucamonga shouldn't have to worry about losing the roof over their head while there is so much uncertainty in the world today. Families have more important things to worry about and businesses in our city deserve peace of mind as well.” said Mayor L. Dennis Michael. “This moratorium will hopefully ease worries as we navigate through this crisis together and make it through stronger."
In response to COVID-19 concerns there has been an unprecedented demand in supermarkets and grocery stores, creating food and supply shortages throughout the community. As a result, many stores are proactively dedicating special operating hours to populations most vulnerable to COVID19, including but not limited to elderly, those with underlying health conditions, disabled, and pregnant shoppers. The dedicated hours encouraged in the City Council’s resolution limit these vulnerable population’s potential exposure to the virus and ensure equitable access and availability of vital food and supplies to all.
The City is taking precautions to prevent the spread of the virus in our community while ensuring the City continues to provide essential services. City services have mostly moved to an online or by phone format, and many facilities are closed to the public except for those that provide vital services.
Updates on how the COVID-19 is impacting Rancho Cucamonga will continue to be posted at www.CityofRC.us/coronavirus.