As an assisted living provider you never want to evict a resident. It is our goal to provide services to our residents for as long as safely possible, and to ensure their satisfaction. Unfortunately, there are times when an eviction is necessary, such as failure to pay the basic rate, violations of house rules, needs not identified prior to move in, etc. When issuing an eviction, California Health and Safety Code Section 1569.683 requires that you include the following in the written eviction notice to the resident and the resident’s responsible party:
- The reasons relied upon for the eviction, with specific facts to permit determination of the date, place, witness, and circumstances concerning those reasons.
- The effective date of the eviction.
- Information about resources available to assist the resident in identifying alternative housing and care options, including public and private referral services and case management organizations.
- Information about the resident’s right to file a complaint with the California Department of Social Services regarding the eviction, with the name, address, and telephone number of the nearest community care licensing office and the State Ombudsman.
- The following statement (written word-for-word): “In order to evict a resident who remains in the facility after the effective date of the eviction, the residential care facility for the elderly must file an unlawful detainer action in superior court and receive a written judgment signed by a judge. If the facility pursues the unlawful detainer action, you must be served with a summons and complaint. You have the right to contest the eviction in writing and through a hearing.”