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Design of CAA’s new website is wrapping up. Barring any unforeseen delays, CAA will unveil its revamped site on the evening of Thursday, April 22. Website visitors can expect improved navigation and search tools, faster load times and a more modern look. Stay tuned for updates

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Placer County has launched Rent Help Placer, an emergency rental assistance program funded by the U.S. Treasury. Rent Help Placer provides financial assistance to eligible low-income renters in Placer County to pay past-due or current rent and utility payments. Applicants must show a loss in income or other related financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic to qualify. To be eligible for assistance, the household must have an income at or below 80% of the area median income (AMI) and be able to prove one of the following due to COVID-19: Have lost income or qualify for unemployment benefits. Incurred… Read More

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider a countywide eviction moratorium and rent cap. The California Apartment Association is calling on rental housing providers to oppose the measure, which would apply both in unincorporated areas and within each city. State lawmakers have already passed legislation to prevent evictions during the pandemic, namely the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020. Moreover, in 2019, the Legislature passed a statewide rent cap via AB 1482. “Adding local rental housing laws on top of newly adopted statewide law creates confusion and undercuts balanced enforcement in… Read More

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Did you know the city of San Diego requires rental housing providers to notify their residents every year about recycling services? Or that the city has its own eviction rules that differ from state law? Operating rental housing in San Diego can be complicated, but the California Apartment Association makes it a whole lot easier. CAA offers the necessary forms and educational materials for landlords to follow San Diego’s unique rules. Below are links to a new series of materials specific to San Diego: Complying with the city’s just-cause eviction ordinance Issue Insight: City of San Diego’s Just Cause Ordinance… Read More

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The California Apartment Association’s offices will be closed Wednesday, March 31, in observance of the Cesar Chavez Day holiday. Normal operating hours will resume Thursday, April 1.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has extended its COVID-19 eviction moratorium through June, although the move is not expected to have much effect on California, which has its own, arguably more stringent eviction moratorium. The CDC eviction moratorium had been set to expire at the end of March. With the extension, it’s now set to lapse June 30, the same day California’s eviction ban is scheduled to sunset.

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Marin County is now taking applications for its COVID-19 rental assistance program. The program will focus first on eligible households with incomes that are below 30% of the area median income. For more information on the program, click here.

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Gov. Newsom last week signed legislation ensuring access to up to 80 hours of paid COVID-19 sick leave for eligible employees, including workers ordered to isolate themselves and those caring for family members ill with the virus. 

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Gov. Gavin Newsom this week appointed Assemblyman Rob Bonta as California’s attorney general. If confirmed by the state Legislature within 90 days, the Democrat from Alameda will replace Xavier Becerra as California’s top law enforcement official. Becerra recently was sworn in as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Assemblyman Rob Bonta California’s attorney general has a wide range of duties, including enforcement of California’s anti-price gouging law and the prosecution of illegal business practices. The state attorney general issues legal opinions and provides the official title and summary to propositions that appear on the statewide ballot.… Read More

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California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) says it’s legal under California’s civil rights laws for property management firms and other businesses to require employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, although not everyone in the legal community shares this view.

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