Agreement reached to extend California eviction protections through September, pay all back rent
With California’s tenant protections against evictions expiring next week, Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders agreed Friday to extend them until Sept. 30 and to cover 100% of the back rent owed by many low-income residents whose finances were hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The state protections for tenants who pay at least 25% of their rent expire on Wednesday, but the agreement between Newsom and the leaders of the state Senate and Assembly makes it likely the Legislature will give the required approval of the three-month extension as early as Monday.
Providing more time will also allow distribution of hundreds of millions dollars in rental assistance cash that has gone unclaimed since it was offered in March.
Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), a lead negotiator on the agreement, said the proposal is aimed at averting mass evictions.
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