Renter Resources

The City presents these resources for Palo Alto community to utilize as they so choose and as may be helpful to them. Inclusion in this list is not an endorsement or validation by City Staff or Council.

COVID-19 Resources

If you or your household is currently impacted by COVID-19, please consider the following resources.

Local Renter Resources

These local agencies are here to help and their areas of focus are noted below.

Eviction Moratoriums

There are several eviction moratoriums applicable to Palo Alto currently. Which one applies to you? Watch this video for more information or read the text of the actual moratoriums below. Explaining Eviction Moratoriums Video


Renter Resource Documents

Some things come up often, which is why Project Sentinel created this list of Frequently Asked Questions. Start here for some basics.

Project Sentinel's Tenant Landlord FAQ

For examples of documents that a landlord or tenant may use, look at our collection of sample rental documents below. You may want to examine these to see if any of them apply to you. 

Housing terms can refer to very specific situations. It can get a little confusing. To help, here are a couple of links that have pulled together some commonly used terms: 

Renter Resource Video Library

The City of Palo Alto has worked with several area service providers to produce webinars about who Palo Alto renters are and how the current eviction moratoriums impact them. If you missed out on those webinars the first time, don’t worry! We have collected them here for you to watch.

Who Are Palo Alto Renters (PTC Video).

Explaining Eviction Moratoriums Video (Webinar).

Palo Alto Mediation Program Renter Resources Webinar Passcode: s4Zy*ifk