Tens of thousands of Californians facing eviction on Friday for not paying their rent will get to stay in their homes for at least another three months after state lawmakers voted Thursday to extend a law that protects them just hours before it was scheduled to expire.
A phased-out extension will see the county’s lowest-income households protected from evictions hrough June 2023.
Landlords across California can, with certain exceptions, once more evict tenants who are behind on rent.
Some renters and property owners have expressed frustrations with the slow rate at which rental aid money has been rolling out. As local eviction moratoriums are set to end on Sept. 30, advocates for both landlords and renters say they should still apply for rent relief.
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The federal moratorium on tenant evictions meant to keep residents in their homes after losing income due to the pandemic is set to expire Saturday but state, county and local eviction freezes remain in place, protecting California residents from being forced from their residences.
The state will ban evictions for unpaid rent through the end of September and pay off all back rent for eligible tenants under a deal announced today.
Renters will now be protected by the county moratorium through the end of September with supervisors expressing hope that more people will be able to apply for assistance programs that can cover unpaid rent that was accrued during the pandemic.
County leaders on Tuesday will consider another extension to give renters more time to pay back rent, while Long Beach officials are pushing a renter assistance program.
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