August 2020

Fact Sheet: COVID-19 Evictions in San Mateo County

Overview

This fact sheet was created in partnership with the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County, Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, and Urban Habitat, member organizations of the People’s Alliance of San Mateo County, to support their work to advance policies that protect renters at risk of eviction during the COVID-19 emergency. Key findings include:

  • 6,900 San Mateo County households – including 4,100 children – are at imminent risk of eviction and homelessness if the county's eviction moratorium is lifted because they include one or more workers who’ve lost their jobs and have no replacement income.
  • An additional 5,600 households could be at risk of eviction with the end of the weekly $600 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation.

See the accompanying methodology.

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