In July, House Bill 4213 was passed, extending the statewide eviction moratorium on most (but not all) residential and commercial evictions.

The new law gives tenants until March 31, 2021 to pay rent owed for April-September 2020 and prohibits landlords from evicting, imposing late fees or reporting delinquency to credit reporting agencies.

A related bill, House Bill 4202, was also passed prohibiting lenders from pursing foreclosures against homeowners and other borrowers.

Borrowers must notify their lender if they cannot make scheduled payments to explain that they cannot pay due to loss of income related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Missed payments will still be due at the end of the loan term if borrowers do not make other arrangements with their lender.

Renters having problems paying can find rental assistance information in their area by calling 211 or visiting 211info.org/contact.