City of Long Beach, CA. Residential Rental Ordinance
In June 2019, Long Beach City Council adopted an ordinance requiring landlords to pay relocation payments to residential tenants who are displaced by no fault of their own. The ordinance was developed through a research and stakeholder engagement effort, which is summarized in the Report on Tenant Assistance Policies (TAP) and its associated policy recommendations, which were presented to the City Council in April 2019.
On November 12, 2019, the Long Beach City Council adopted Ordinance No. 19-0029 (Ordinance) temporarily prohibiting no-fault notices and evictions through December 31, 2019, unless the vacation of the unit is required by a government agency or a court. The urgency Ordinance took effect immediately on November 12. The Ordinance was adopted to protect tenants until the State of California Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (State Tenant Protection Act) takes effect on January 1, 2020
Through December 31, 2019, the Ordinance prohibits owners of residential rental properties in Long Beach from removing a tenant unless the tenant is at fault (unless the vacation of the unit is required by a government agency or court).