California’s pandemic-era eviction protections to be expanded | NewsRadio KFBK

California’s pandemic-era eviction protections will continue for another three months.

The legislature approved its fourth extension of the law just hours before it expired last night. It is designed to continue to protect tens of thousands of renters who had already applied for state assistance before last night’s deadline but have not yet received it due to processing delays. The extension prevents local governments from enacting their own stronger eviction protections. The measure was signed last night by Lt. Governor Elena Kounalakis, who is acting governor while Gavin Newsom is on a family vacation – she became the first woman in state history to sign a bill. .

“We are not going to allow Californians to suffer, lose their homes or even their incomes because of application processing delays,” said Assemblyman Tim Grayson, a Concord Democrat who drafted the bill. of law.

Tenants aren’t the only ones suffering from the cost of rent – some landlords have gone more than a year without collecting rent. The California Apartment Association, which says most of its members are “mom and pop” small landlords, said the state of California needs consistency with statewide law.

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