Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Information for Immigrant Communities
The California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation has information about immigration court hearings, USCIS, immigration enforcement activity, and other coronavirus-related immigration topics on this site:
SLO County Eviction Suspension: What Does it Mean?
The County of San Luis Obispo and all its cities have suspended evictions by landlords related to any rental property in San Luis Obispo County for failure to pay rent, foreclosure or decrease in household or business income due to COVID-19.
The order applies to both residential and commercial property and stays in effect until May 31, 2020 unless ended earlier or extended.
The order covers all evictions for non-payment of rent or foreclosure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Financial reasons can include:
The tenant will still owe the unpaid rent, which will need to be paid within six months after the local emergency expires.
The local emergency order can be found at:
San Luis Obispo County has an enforcement line which can be reached at (805) 788-2222, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
It is recommended that providers avoid giving specific advice to clients about evictions and instead contact a legal resource when possible. Low-income residents who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents can call California Rural Legal Assistance at (805) 544-7994 with housing/eviction questions. SLO County residents age 60 and over, regardless of immigration status, can call SLO Legal Assistance Foundation at (805) 543-5140.
Renters' Rights Guide During COVID-19
With many families struggling and unsure how to pay rent, The Tribune contacted the San Luis Obispo Legal Assistance Foundation and California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) to answer to common questions about coronavirus rental housing rules. Read the full Tribune article in English and Spanish.
Download the Renter's Rights Guide in English and Spanish.
Looking for more SLO County COVID-19-related health information?
Local Information Line
Dignity Health is providing a Community COVID-19 Hotline.
The lines are staffed Monday through Friday 8am - 8pm, and
weekends 8am - 4:30pm. If calling after hours, leave a message and the call will be returned as soon as possible. For more information visit,
Download the Family Resource Center Directory and contact the appropriate Family Resource Center for help from an advocate or other staff member.
Family Resource Centers can help with non-medical needs too, such as food, clothing, and shelter.