The U.S. Department of Labor today issued
guidance implementing the American Rescue Plan’s
Continuation of Health Coverage premium assistance provisions to
provide full COBRA premium assistance to certain individuals who
have experienced a reduction in hours or involuntary termination
of employment. READ
As we reach 20 million vaccines administered and COVID-19 case
rates and hospitalizations have stabilized, California is looking
to move beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy to fully
reopening our economy. On June 15, all industries across the
state can return to usual operations with common-sense risk
reduction measures such as masking and vaccinations.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Acting Director Dave Uejio and Federal Trade Commission Acting
Chairwoman Rebecca Slaughter issued a joint statement regarding
their agencies’ work to help stop illegal evictions and protect
American consumers facing economic hardship due to COVID-19.
Mobilehome parkowners and residents can begin applying today for
Covid-19-related rental assistance through the State of
California. This program, administered by the California
Department of Housing and Community Development, will pay
eligible parkowners 80% of the past due rent owed by eligible
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new
guidance for vaccinated people, giving the green light to resume
some pre-pandemic activities and relax precautions that have been
Specifically, the new guidance says, people who are fully
vaccinated can visit indoors with other fully vaccinated people
without wearing masks or social distancing. People are considered
fully vaccinated two weeks after they have gotten the second shot
of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines (or two weeks after receiving
the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine).
Please click on the following link to view information regarding
the Riverside County Rental Assistance Program. Applications for
the next round of United Lift rental assistance will be available
to Riverside County residents beginning on Monday, March
8: United Lift
As the COVID-19 pandemic approaches the one-year mark, federal,
state and local governments have spent the last year continually
developing new laws, regulations, ordinances, orders, and
countless “guidance” documents and updates. It’s difficult,
if not overwhelming at times, for employers to track the sheer
number of resources.
Attention Parkowners: WMA has prepared an
informational memo regarding SB 91, which took effect on January
The new law extends the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act (CTRA),
California’s statewide eviction moratorium, through June 30,
2021, and enacts new protections for renters related to the
COVID-19 pandemic. This new law also establishes a rental
The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) is providing these
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) as guidance regarding the
requirements of the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program
established by section 501 of Division N of the Consolidated
Appropriations Act, 2021, Pub. L. No. 116-260 (Dec. 27, 2020)
(the “Act”). These FAQ will be supplemented by additional
guidance and FAQ on a rolling basis.
Billions in immediate, temporary tax relief will support
businesses impacted by COVID-19, including an automatic
three-month extension for taxpayers filing less than $1 million
in sales tax and interest-free payment agreements to larger
companies with up to $5 million in sales tax and expanded
interest-free payment options for larger businesses particularly
affected by significant restrictions on operations based on
Subtitle B of the COVID-19 Stimulus Package would provide a
temporary extension of the CDC eviction moratorium and establish
an emergency rental assistance program through the Department of
Treasury, which would provide $25 billion to help families and
individuals pay their rent and utility bills and remain stably
housed, while also helping rental property owners of all sizes
continue to cover their costs, including the costs of necessary
to ensure residents’ health and safety.
COVID-19 Eviction Protections What you need to know
about AB 3088 Tenant Relief Act of 2020 Urgency Act, Chapter 37,
Signed by Governor Newsom August 31, 2020, Takes Effect
AB 3088 limits a parkowner’s ability to evict a resident for
non-payment of rent due from March 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020,
the so-called Protected Time Period, and rent that accrues from
September 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021, the so-called Transition
Time Period. The statutory notices for each time period are also
different. All notices must be 15-Day notices.
Guidelines from the State of California are guidelines only, and
each county Public Health Officer will issue guidelines for
opening all of the various Phase 3 services that will
apply to their respective county. Parkowners should check with
their County Health Officer website for guidance that applies to
each county. Parkowners may also want to check each city website
to see if their cities have issued their guidelines on
opening up Phase 3 services.
The requirements of the CARES Act’s Paycheck Protection Program
(“PPP”), which provided forgivable loans of up to $10 million to
small businesses, were loosened on June 5, 2020. Through a new
law, known as the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act
(“PPPFA”), the PPP was amended to provide additional time for
small businesses to use PPP funds and eased restrictions on how
funds are to be used.
On May 29, Governor Gavin Newsom extended an executive order from
March 16 that cleared the way for local governments to enact
COVID-19 related eviction moratoria. The order had been set to
expire Sunday but will now remain in effect through July 28. Most
locally approved eviction moratoria were set to expire May 31,
2020 in line with Newsom’s March executive order. However, since
that order has now been renewed, local eviction moratoria that
were tied to the order also will remain in place.
These are forms suggested for Management’s use when a resident
requests a deferral of rent. These are only suggested forms, not
intended as legal advice. We strongly recommend that you consult
with your legal advisor.
Given the extraordinary nature of the COVID-19 emergency, the
California Department of Housing and Community Development’s
Asset Management and Compliance Branch has created guidance
related to asset management and compliance functions for projects
in HCD’s portfolio.
The Department of labor has issued a new poster that must be
posted by employers with FEWER than 500 employees. The
poster is related to employee rights under the Families First
Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
The Governor’s order which was issued yesterday, March 19, 2020,
Executive Order N-33-20, is a “stay at home” order. What does it
mean for mobilehome owners and managers? While it’s not yet
completely clear, the order, and materials referenced in it, and
the Governor’s press release seem to indicate that California
property owners and managers can continue to do business to keep
office and apartment buildings, condominiums, mixed use
facilities, self-storage facilities, retail centers and shopping
malls (mobilehome parks would be included in this group,)
functioning but only:
California Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the launch of a
new Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) public awareness campaign to
provide useful information to Californians and inform them of
actions they can take to further prevent the spread of the virus.
The campaign is anchored by a new, consumer-friendly
website, www.covid19.ca.gov, that highlights critical steps
people can take to stay healthy and resources available to
Californians impacted by the outbreak, including paid sick leave
and unemployment assistance.
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