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WMA Announces Housing Coalition in Press Release

A coalition of California associations representing rental property owners wrote California State Legislative leaders yesterday, underscoring the economic consequences of the State’s COVID-19 pandemic rent relief policies. Please read the corresponding press release for full details. 

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WMA Assembles Coalition in Response to Eviction Measures

Assemblymember David Chiu and Senators Anna Caballero and Steve Bradford have introduced AB 15 and 16 and SB 3, respectively. AB 15 (Chiu) extends AB 3088 until the end of 2021 and SB 3 (Caballero) extends it until the end of March 2021. WMA is opposed to AB 15 and supports SB 3.

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Governor signs COVID-19 rental relief measure, takes effect immediately

On August 31, Governor Newsom signed into law AB 3088 (Chiu), which establishes the Tenant, Homeowner and Small Landlord Relief and Stabilization Act of 2020. The bill takes effect immediately.

The following AB 3088 (Chiu) fact sheet and article are provided courtesy of the California Apartment Association (CAA):

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HCD ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF MOBILEHOME RESIDENCY LAW PROTECTION PROGRAM (MRLPP) WEBPAGE ON HCD WEBSITE

The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has created a webpage detailing the rollout and implementation of the Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Program (MRLPP), which went into effect on July 1.

Please click on the link below to view the announcement regarding the Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Program with a link to the new program’s webpage on HCD’s website: 

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Eviction cases in California projected to double

California courts are bracing for eviction cases to double over the next year as pandemic-related financial woes deepen for thousands of renters across the state.

Landlords are expected to file 240,000 new eviction cases — twice what occurs in a typical year, according to estimates by state court officials. The projection takes into account the looming expiration of state eviction protections, which end in late January.

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Eviction cases in California projected to double

California courts are bracing for eviction cases to double over the next year as pandemic-related financial woes deepen for thousands of renters across the state.

Landlords are expected to file 240,000 new eviction cases — twice what occurs in a typical year, according to estimates by state court officials. The projection takes into account the looming expiration of state eviction protections, which end in late January.

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California Democrats ask Newsom to spend $5 billion to help renters struggling in pandemic

A group of California Democrats wants Gov. Gavin Newsom to set aside billions of dollars in additional funding to help tenants keep up with their rent during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eighteen Assembly members and senators said in prepared statements that setting aside $5 billion in the state budget specifically for renters will help prevent evictions and homelessness during a public health emergency that’s already exacerbated income inequity in the Golden State.

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