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Defense Against Evictions

Defense Against Evictions

The following evictions are not allowed: 

  1. Students, teachers and their families can’t be evicted. This includes anyone who has legal custody of a child or student, including a parent, step-parent, adoptive parent, guardian, foster parent, or custodian; or an educator. 

  2. No tenant can be evicted during the winter. Evictions can’t be carried out between November 1 and April 1. 

  3. There are additional protected classes of tenants. A tenant cannot be evicted based on their status as a member of the military, first responder, senior, family member, health care provider, or educator. 

Exceptions to School Year and Cold Weather Evictions: owner or immediate family member intends to occupy the unit, unit has been condemned, landlord in shared housing asking a roommate to vacate, sexual harassment by the tenant, drug-related nuisance on the premises, waste, nuisance, or unlawful activity on the premises, or tenant's conduct has "substantial detrimental impact" or "causes an immediate threat" to the health and safety of other tenants or the owner. NOTE: A landlord can seek court order to be exempted from eviction provisions if they can show they would experience “an undue and significant hardship” if the code were enforced.

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