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Evictions and Foreclosures Frequently Asked Questions

Find questions and answers related to residential and commercial tenant protection as well as relief for utility customers in the City of Elk Grove.

Residential and Commercial Evictions

Utility Customers


Residential and Commercial Evictions

What eviction protections exist for Elk Grove commercial tenants?

The ordinance imposing a temporary moratorium on evictions in the City of Elk Grove expired May 31, 2020 and was not extended by City Council. Unfortunately, there are no current protections for commercial tenants at the local level.

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What eviction protections exist for residential tenants?

In August of 2020, the Legislature passed, and the Governor signed, AB 3088 – The Tenant, Homeowner, and Small Landlord Relief and Stabilization Act of 2020 – providing some financial residential eviction protection through February 2, 2021. For more information see Tenant Factsheet or visit housingiskey.com.

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Who do I contact for more information about eviction protection?

If you have questions or need additional information regarding a residential tenant issue, please contact the City’s Code Enforcement Division at (916) 687-3023 or codeenforcement@elkgrovecity.org. You can also contact the Renters Helpline, a local nonprofit dedicated to providing advice on landlord/tenant matters, at (916) 389-7877 or rentershelpline.org. If you have questions or need additional information regarding a commercial tenant issue, please contact the Office of Economic Development at (916) 627-3338 or econdev@elkgrovecity.org. If you need to report non-compliance, please contact the City’s Code Enforcement at (916) 687-3023 or codeenforcement@elkgrovecity.org.

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Are there any protections for landlords who suffer a loss of income as a result of a tenants’ inability to pay their rent?

The Tenant, Homeowner and Small Landlord Relief and Stabilization Act (Act) of 2020 provides some relief. The Act applies to homeowners and landlords with four (4) or fewer properties, whether those properties are owner-occupied or not, and who have had difficulty making mortgage payments because of COVID-19. For more information, see protection guidelines.

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Are there any programs that assist with rental payment?

The City has set aside around $350,000 to assist low-income residential renters with paying a limited amount of back rent. The program guidelines are under development and funding is expected to be available in early 2021. Additional funding may be available through the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Locally, that program will be administered by Sacramento County and/or the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency. Please watch the City’s website and social media for announcements about rental assistance.

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Utility Customers

Will my non-City utilities like power, gas and water be shut off for non-payment?

Utility agencies separate from the City set their own policies: SMUD will not disconnect your power due to non-payment through April 30, 2021. For more information visit smud.com.

PG&E will not shutoff service for non-payment for residential and small commercial customers through April 16, 2021. For more information visit pge.com.

Elk Grove Water District will not shutoff service for non-payment; is waiving late payment penalties, door tag fees, over the phone payment fees; and providing flexible payment options. For more information visit egwd.org.

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Is there any payment assistance for non-City utilities like power, gas and water?

Low-income residential tenants and homeowners whose income has been negatively impacted by COVID may apply for limited utility assistance through the following agencies:

95624 zip code: Elk Grove Food Bank, 916-685-8453

95757 and 95758 zip codes: St. Vincent de Paul Society, 916-647-1243

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