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The governor is urging California lawmakers to extend the statewide eviction protections provided under the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act. Without action, the protections will expire Jan. 31, five months after they passed the Legislature as AB 3088. Gov. Gavin Newsom said he and legislative leaders have committed to keeping the eviction moratorium in effect. Gov. Gavin Newsom “Yes, we will get a deal done to extend these renter-and-eviction protections,” Newsom said during a press conference. “It’s foundational, it’s fundamental.” Under AB 3088, tenants who declare COVID-related hardships have until the end of this month to pay at least 25% of… Read More

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Both renters and landlords continue to struggle as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, spurring stay-at-home orders and ravaging California’s economy. Given these hardships, CAA will continue to work with the governor and Legislature to craft temporary policies that keep tenants in their homes but also compensate landlords for the housing they are required to provide to renters affected by the pandemic. An extension of the eviction moratorium, regardless of its duration, must include reimbursements for landlords who have provided housing with zero-to-little compensation under tenant protections tied to the coronavirus. It is paramount that California and its local governments distribute… Read More

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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted 5-0 to extend its eviction moratorium measures through February. The L.A. County action includes anticipation of the possible expiration of AB 3088, which provides statewide eviction protections and rent deferral guidelines for COVID-19 affected renters.

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Updated compliance information on CDC eviction moratorium also available The California Apartment Association has published answers to the most frequently asked questions about the $25 billion rental-assistance fund included in the recently enacted federal stimulus bill. The Industry Insight paper addresses issues such as: How the funds will be allocated among the 50 states What the funds will be used for Who is eligible for help It is not yet clear how state and local governments will distribute the money. CAA will update this FAQ as more details emerge. Information about other provisions of the stimulus bill can be found… Read More

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The California Apartment Association has published compliance documents to help landlords follow Sacramento’s Tenant Protection Program. CAA’s resources highlight the Sacramento Tenant Protection and Relief Act and how it interacts with AB 1482, California’s statewide rent cap and “just cause” eviction law. The compliance documents also cover the city’s COVID-19 eviction moratorium and its interaction with the state COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act. Links to the CAA compliance materials: Sacramento Tenant Protection & Relief Act: Questions & Answers Sacramento Tenant Protection and Relief Act v. AB 1482 Interaction between the City of Sacramento Eviction Moratorium and the State COVID-19 Tenant Relief… Read More

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The California Apartment Association’s offices will be closed Friday, Jan. 1, in observance of the New Year’s holiday. Normal operating hours will resume Monday, Jan. 4.

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A COVID-19 economic relief package signed by President Trump on Sunday includes $25 billion to help struggling tenants pay their landlords. The aid package won Trump’s signature several days after passing both chambers of Congress. The president had threatened to veto the bill, saying its onetime direct payments to individuals should be increased from $600 to $2,000. Trump continues to urge Congress to make that change. Last week, Tom Bannon, chief executive officer of the California Apartment Association, praised Congress for approving rental aid, the first time it’s done so since the pandemic shut down the economy nine months ago.… Read More

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The California Apartment Association’s offices will be closed Thursday, Dec. 24, and Friday, Dec. 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday. Normal operating hours will resume Monday, Dec. 28.

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Rental operators in South Pasadena will soon have to apply for permits before issuing notices of lease terminations to conduct substantial remodels.

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Sacramento landlords and tenants affected by COVID-19 have until the end of this month to sign up for free city-funded mediation services. The program, run through Sacramento Mediation Center, is slated to end Dec. 30. Anyone who opens a case after the free program expires will be charged based on a sliding scale tied to household or business income. Anyone interested in participating is urged to contact the Sacramento Mediation Center at (916) 850-9010 or sacramento@calawyersforthearts.org. Information is also available at sacramentocovidrelief.org.

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