A CAA-sponsored bill that would provide financial relief to landlords excluded from the COVID-19 emergency rental assistance program (ERAP) is scheduled for its first hearing.  

Sen. Melissa Hurtado

The legislation, SB 847 by Sen. Melissa Hurtado, D-Sanger, will go before the Senate Housing Committee on Thursday, March 24. 

Hurtado’s bill would provide state dollars to would provide state dollars to owners who’ve gone without rent and whose tenants either won’t cooperate in the ERAP application process or don’t qualify for the assistance. 

In next weeks’ newsletter, we may ask you to share your stories with lawmakers. Stay tuned for ways to help.