Newsom, Legislative Leaders Announce Eviction Moratorium Extension, Increase in Rent Relief 

Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders of both the Senate and the Assembly today announced a proposed extension of California’s statewide evictions moratorium, and an increase in compensation for California’s rent relief program.

The three-party agreement announced June 25 to extend the current eviction moratorium through Sept. 30  "will ensure that California quickly uses the more than $5 billion in federal rental assistance to help the state’s tenants and small landlords and protect vulnerable households from eviction," the leaders said today in a joint announcement.

The agreement widens rental assistance by enhancing current law. Provisions include increasing reimbursement to 100 percent for both rent that is past due and prospective payments for both tenants and landlords. Additionally, the bill ensures rental assistance dollars stay in California by prioritizing cities and counties with unmet needs, and uses the judicial process to ensure tenants and landlords have attempted to obtain rental assistance.

“California is coming roaring back from the pandemic, but the economic impacts of COVID-19 continue to disproportionately impact so many low-income Californians, tenants and small landlords alike," said Newsom in a statement today. "That’s why I am thankful for today’s news from the Legislature protecting low-income tenants with a longer eviction moratorium and paying down their back-rent and utility bills, thanks to the nation’s largest and most comprehensive rental assistance package, which I am eager to sign into law as soon as I receive it.”

Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) said: “Our housing situation in California was a crisis before COVID, and the pandemic has only made it worse — this extension is key to making sure that more people don’t lose the safety net helping them keep their home. While our state may be emerging from the pandemic, in many ways, the lingering financial impact still weighs heavily on California families. People are trying to find jobs and make ends meet and one of the greatest needs is to extend the evictions moratorium—which includes maximizing the federal funds available to help the most tenants and landlords possible—so that they can count on a roof over their heads while their finances rebound.”

“We’ve made strides in ending this pandemic, but its impact will continue to reverberate through our economy,"  added Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), Chair of the Senate Housing Committee. "Many renters are still out of work. Thousands of families tragically lost someone in their household to COVID-19, which can be both emotionally and financially devastating. We need to ensure our social safety net stays strong, so every Californian can stay stably housed.”

16 Comments

  1. Just remember what this Governor has done to destroy this state and what he has done to destroy the lives of so many Californians. Remember his “rules for thee but not for me” during this pandemic. Those that support the recall of Gavin Newsom understand completely how bad he is for ALL Californians. His response to the recall effort says it all. Accusing Californians that are behind the recall effort, and those that support the recall effort as being a partisan, Republican coalition of national Republicans, anti-vaxxers, Q-Anon conspiracy theorists and anti-immigrant Trump supporters. Oh how he is so wrong, and he knows it. He knows that a large percentage of recall supporters are Democrats. He just doesn’t everyone else to know that. His ego and his greed are so much so, that he can’t be man enough, honest enough, or humble enough to accept his failures and try to make things right with Californians. He’s a typical sleaze ball politician trying to save face for this upcoming election. Trying to play nice to get your vote, only to shove it all back down your throat if he wins. Wake up Californians.

  2. what a joke

    this should not even be an issue, as most states made relief dollars available and at the TENANT’s discretion

    his little clown show trick with the owner opt-in 20% discounted redemption coupled with the predictable “state” delay/siphoning of funds has lead to real pain and suffering, but since media such as this rag worship at alter of the DNC cult, you’d never know this was a crisis made by Pelosi and Newsom

    remember Pelosi delayed relief so Trump wouldnt get a second round of free money publicity

    GOP states had money left over from round one, running ads on the radio encouraging participation and payong utility bills in real time

    keep voting the way you do and eating up the Madfow infused propaganda you cant live without and see your quality of life circle the bowl

  3. What is awesome is that if any landlord wants 100% from the state, they will have to REFUND the 25% collected from the renters paid from SB91.

    This is going to drive the landlords crazy. Especially those that were expecting to evict their tenants in July. All I can say is Ha Ha Ha!!!

  4. Why would anyone be a landlord in California? Our home is sitting vacant while we live out of state this summer and likely a lot longer. Funny how Gavin comments that his COVID-19 executive orders have “disproportionately impacted so many low-income Californians”. How you vote matters. We can print all the money we want but at some point productivity becomes important. Seems we’re seeing that already with exploding inflation.

  5. Joe, all you can do is complain when Gavin was confronted with an AIRBORNE ENEMY that he has no power to control.

    As long as those that want to encourage dangerous behavior get their way THEY CAUSED THE LOCKDOWNS. Why do you suppose we had the major spike during the winter, many fools did not practice safe living.

    So please don’t even go there. And by the way as we open up i can see that the cases are starting to rise again. England already went into anoth shutdown. And if the vaccines do not succeed after the 4th of July, we will be back to square one all over again.

    I hope that doesn’t happen, but it is not been proven to be effective yet.

  6. The Gavin bootlicker has arrived on time to defend his daddy. Precision ultra liberal clockwork.

  7. Time for catastrophizing is long since past. The absurd leaky masks, standing on dots and entering buildings through the exit doors proved to do nothing at all. And that’s not surprising at all. When we’re governed by people with a kindergartner mentality this is exactly what you get. Florida is open without the dumb leaky masks as is Texas and nothing at all spiked. and that’s not surprising at all. The last spike was caused before Thanksgiving and Christmas when a bunch of people want to go home to see mom/grandma. We had the same number of people tested for COVID in November 2020 as we had for the cumulative prior 10 months. No wonder we found a few new cases. Stop with the absurdity.

  8. Joe,’

    Please understand your cosntatnly behind, the Delta Variant in Florida is actually just starting and is going to become a real problem. Just read from the Florida Sun Sentinal artile titled “New Florida COVID cases rise as Delta variant spreads”

    And as far as Texas goes look up NBC News 5 and the story “More Contagious Delta COVID-19 Variant on the Rise in Dallas County, U.S.”

    Please you are just trying to AVOID the bad news and we have to work on the problem instead of encouraging more spreader events.

    I cannot ssay i can guarranty another outbreak, but irresponsible behavior in the past makes them. Agin I hope that the vaccines do work, but we are going to be part of a natinoal experiment in the next weeks, but so far some places are not looking good.

  9. 1 last thing.

    Vaccines that are NOT 100% effective means that they can protect you x% of the time regarding 1 exposure. NOT LIFETIME EXPOSURES. So for example if one has a 90% effective vaccine, it means that 9 out oof 10 infections the vaccine works. BUT what happens if you exposed 20 times, that means you have a 2 out of 10 chance it will make you sick.

    Since the virus is NOT actually destroyed becasue common areas do not have AIR FILTRATION OR SANITIZATION, say a person goes to the grocery store 3 times a week, a mall perhaps 2 times a week, a gym 2 times a week, a church 1 time per week, and a resturaunt 2 times a week. That means you have a 10% chance of getting COVID during that week.

    Now if you do that for 10 weeks you almost certainly will not have the odds in your favor, unless you continue to wear a mask, practice distancing, and even cap the amount of people going into those places again.

    But you still have people telling each other, to stop acting repsonibly, i gues these people want more people to get sick, where 25% of them will likely be disabled, and another 1.6% of them will die.

  10. everyone needs to turn off cable news – it pickles the brain

    get back to work, pay your rent, take responsibility for yourself

    stop hoping for pandemic part deux

    only you can save yourself

  11. Oh right. It’s the sneaky delta variant now to catastrophize about. Yawn. You realize that the same people are pushing to vaccinate kids who the CDC now admits are at risk to get heart inflammation from a cure for a disease they don’t catch. Time for stupidity and politicization of science has passed. Facts matter. Please stop.

  12. NOT HIM,

    I JUST READ THE NEW COVID RENT LAW WAS SIGNED ON 6/28. SO YOU CAN IN EFFECT STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT MY RENT

    I LOVE THE FACT THAT DOCUMENTED SO MANY MAINTENANCE PROBLEMS WITH MY BUILDING AND LANDLORD THAT HE IS GOING TO HAVE TO PAY ME BACK 20% OF MY RENT SINCE 2017. ALONG WITH THE 25% I HAVE PAID SINCE OCTOBER 2020. AND HE HAS NO CHOICE ABOUT IT.

    UNITL YOU ALL CAN PROVE THAT COVID IS NOT A THREAT YOU ALL CAN STOP COMPLAINNG. UNFORTUNATELY HISTORY SHOWS THAT THE NEW VARIANTS USUALY ARE THE SECOND WAVES. AND IT IS GONG TO BE QUITE INTERESTING TO SEE THE NEW INFECTIONS RISE AGAIN.

    ON CLAIMED THAT FLORIDA AND TEXAS WAS GETTING BACK TO NORMAL, BUT BOTH ARE NOW IN SERIOUS INCREASES IN INFECTION AGAIN.

    THE FACTS ARE UNLESS WE QUARENTINE ALL STATES< NOT ALLOWING TRAVELERS TO CROSS STATE LINES, IF THE VACCINES DO NOT ACTUALLY WORK, THE SITUATION IS ABOUT TO GET THE REAL SECOND WAVE.

  13. Oh yes, have you been keeping up?

    Still increasing cases in the U.S. especially in Flrida and Texas.

    SO CAL is starting to impose masks again, and other controls because things are starting to creep up regarding COVID again.

    I just have the strongest indications that by August we will be in another wave of COVID brcause July 4 may end up being a SUPER SPREADER event, because we again reopened prematurely

  14. Funny how Gavin extended the eviction moratorium until just after his recall vote happens. No surprise in timing here. What still shocks me is why no one has taken this taking of property by California to the US Supreme Court yet.

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