It is almost the first of the month and Susana Valdez already knows she won't be able to pay her rent this month.
Valdez and her husband are full-time rideshare drivers. The pair went from making a couple of hundred dollars a day to just $30 to $50 a day amid the coronavirus outbreak and the "stay at home" orders that followed.
Now there is help for people like Valdez.
San Diego City Council unanimously voted March 25 on an ordinance that places a moratorium on evictions for residential and commercial tenants facing financial hardships.
People going through financial hardship because of the coronavirus pandemic need to let their landlords know in writing they will not be able to pay their rent. the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) says text and email are valid forms of notice, too.
A week after the written notification is given, paperwork showing proof of the hardship needs to be submitted as well.
Renters will have six months from March 26, 2020, to pay off their balance.
For Valdez and her family, it does provide some immediate relief, but also some stress over if she will be able to pay back everything she will owe.
The moratorium will last until May 31, unless extended by the city.