Housing/Legal Information

California Eviction Moratorium 

  • Under AB 3088, California has extended the California COVID 19 eviction moratorium for five months as they file a declaration with their landlord that says they have undergone a financial hardship as a result of the pandemic. This means tenants cannot be evicted before February 1, 2021, for COVID-19 related hardship accrued between March 4 – August 31, 2020. 
  • Yolo County’s Eviction Prevention Ordinance, issued in March, will remain in effect for 180 days after public health and local emergencies are terminated.

Quick Resources

Private Lease Legal Information

  • Undergrads ASUCD Legal Services
    • Legal consultations, 30 minute appointments.
    • Must be registered/enrolled as an undergraduate student.
    • For appointment email ASUCD Head Quarters hq@asucd.ucdavis.edu, ASUCD will email back with available times.
      • Subject: Schedule a legal appointment
      • Body of email:
      • Your contact information including email and phone number
      • Nature of the problem – e.g. housing, vehicle accident, roommate
      • Picture of UC Davis student ID
    • For more legal service information, please visit https://resources.ucdavis.edu/legal/
  • Low Income Students Legal Services of Northern California  
    • Free legal services for low income folks around housing issues. Free representation to low income students.
    • Call (530) 662-1065 or (916) 447-5798
  • Graduate Students  
  • The City of Davis also provides resources for tenants with an emphasis on knowing your rights as a tenant. Items the City of Davis is now offering include:
    • City of Davis Rental Resources Program https://www.cityofdavis.org/rentalresources
    • Yolo Conflict Resolution Center (www.yolocrc.org) provides free and low-cost mediation services for anyone including roommates, tenants, landlords, neighbors, etc.
    • California Apartment Association COVID-19 Resources for Tenants (https://caanet.org/tenant-resources-page/) has tips for communicating with the landlord, links to EDD and other financial assistance.