You have to pay rent if you can. If you cannot, or if you can pay only part of your rent, contact your landlord. Many landlords are willing to work with their tenants during this time.
If you need help paying your rent, call 211 to find the HOP site nearest you. HOP is the Homeless Prevention Program. We hope that there will be more money from the state for back rent, but we do not know yet if there will be enough back rent money for those who need it because of the crisis.
You will still owe the rent as it adds up during the crisis. We hope that there will be more rental assistance available from the state to help you pay your rent balance. If possible, reach an agreement with your landlord regarding a payment plan for you to catch up. If your landlord takes some action against you (like files an eviction action), check the information below.