As California’s eviction moratorium comes to an end, it’s
important that parks and managers are using the correct forms
when starting the lease termination process. WMA has provided the
form “3/60 Notice to Pay Rent October 2021 – March 2022″.
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.
On March 4, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a
state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 public health
emergency. In order to protect California consumers during this
time, Attorney General Rob Bonta has made the following tips and
Motion extends tenant protections; Residential tenants urged to apply for state rent relief program
LOS ANGELES – On Tuesday, the Board of
Supervisors voted to extend Los Angeles County’s temporary
eviction moratorium through January 31, 2022. These protections,
which went into effect March 2020 and set to expire on September
30, 2021, provided a set of affirmative defenses against
evictions for residential and commercial tenants, as well as
mobilehome space renters.
State program has paid or is preparing to pay $1.5 billion in rental assistance to low-income tenantsAdditional $1.5 billion available to the California COVID-19 Rent Relief ProgramRenters impacted by COVID-19 urged to apply for relief as soon as possible
SACRAMENTO – The California COVID-19 Rent Relief
Program marks another significant milestone
today with $650 million paid out to 55,000 households as the
state prepares to transition to new eviction protections that
take effect from October 1, 2020 to March 31, 2022.
Two San Francisco landlord groups filed a lawsuit on Wednesday
against the city, challenging a city relief aimed at dismissing
certain rent debt. According to the lawsuit filed in the San
Francisco Superior Court, the San Francisco Apartment Association
and Small Property Owners of San Francisco Institute argue that
legislation passed in July by the San Francisco Board of
Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)
announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the
Enterprises) will continue to offer COVID-19 forbearance
to qualifying multifamily property owners as needed,
subject to the continued tenant protections FHFA has
imposed during the pandemic. This is the fourth extension
of the programs, which were set to expire September 30,
In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that invalidated
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) eviction
moratorium, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
(HUD) is using every tool at our disposal to help safeguard the
millions of the nation’s individuals and families now in danger
of losing their homes.
AB 832, COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act (CTRA) will expire on
September 30, 2021. The Legislature did not extend the Eviction
Moratorium and is adjourned until January 3, 2022. Therefore,
parkowners need to take steps now to ensure they are in a
position to move forward to deal with residents who have failed
to pay the rent. CTRA allows residents who turn in declarations
of COVID-19 hardships to pay 25% of the rent demanded in one or
more notices during the transition period (September of 2020 to
September of 2021) by September 30, 2021.
The U.S. Treasury Department has announced new guidance to ensure
state and local grantees can further accelerate Emergency Rental
Assistance (ERA) funds to landlords and renters. This includes
establishing guidelines for providing a portion of estimate bulk
payments to landlords in anticipation of the full satisfaction of
applications and documentation requirements and making clear that
state and local grantees may—at an eligible tenant’s
request—provide assistance to cover remaining rental or utility
arrears at a previous address.
The LB-ERAP application period has been reopened because the City
has recently received and secured additional state and federal
funding. The application period will remain open until all
funding is exhausted. For questions or updates about
applications, please visit the application portal or
call the LB-ERAP Information & Support Line, hosted by Yardi
Systems, the City’s program partner, at 833.358.5372 from Mon. –
Fri., 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
California Attorney General Rob Bonta today issued a consumer
alert reminding California’s tenants and homeowners of their
rights and protections amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The Attorney
General recognizes that families across the state may be facing
difficulty affording rent and mortgage payments, including as the
result of layoffs, reduced working hours, and other economic
impacts of COVID-19. Attorney General Bonta provides the
following information to help Californians understand the
protections in place that can help prevent evictions and
foreclosures during the pandemic.
Attention Parkowners: WMA has prepared an
informational memo regarding AB 832, which took effect on June
The new law extends the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act (CTRA),
California’s statewide eviction moratorium, through September 30,
2021, and continues protections for renters related to the
Three days before it was set to expire, California Gov. Gavin
Newsom on Monday extended an eviction moratorium until the end of
September and boosted funding for a rent relief program, despite
opposition from landlords and realtors who argued the protections
have created more problems than they’ve solved.
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health
(Cal/OSHA) released new, revised language outlining proposed
COVID-19 workplace rules as the state prepares to re-open
tomorrow. Importantly, the present emergency regulation remains
in effect until the new proposed text is passed by the Standards
Board and approved by the Office of Administrative Law
(OAL)—meaning the new text will not go into effect until some
time after June 15. The Cal/OSHA Standards Board will vote on
these revisions to the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) at
their next meeting on June 17.
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development
(GO-Biz) has compiled helpful information for employers,
employees, and all Californians as it relates to the Coronavirus
(COVID-19) pandemic. For a complete list of resources, please
visit the California
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response website.
As COVID-19 cases continue to fall and hospitalizations
stabilize, employers have maintained hope for a return to
normal operations — which seemed feasible when Governor
Gavin Newsom, through the California Department of Public
Rent relief application has undergone extensive streamlining, and website portal is now in six languages, and the state has increased the number of Community-Based Organizations to over 100.
ANTIOCH – Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency (BCSH)
Secretary Lourdes Castro Ramírez and Department of Housing and
Community Development (HCD) Director Gustavo Velasquez held a
news conference today to highlight the California COVID-19 Rent
Relief program’s partnership with Contra Costa County, to
announce significant improvements to the rent relief program,
including enhancing the application experience, and bringing in
more Community-Based Organizations to assist with education and
The County’s 2021 Emergency Rental and Utilities Assistance
Program (ERAP) helps eligible households in qualifying areas who
have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The
program provides payment assistance for renters who need help
with rent and utilities. Applications will be accepted until
funds are no longer available.
SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive
order to assist communities recovering from devastating wildfires
The order extends the state’s prohibition on price gouging for
the following counties impacted by wildfires in August and
September 2020: Butte, Napa, Santa Cruz, Sonoma,
Fresno, Lassen, Mendocino, Monterey, Shasta, Siskiyou, Solano,
Trinity and Tulare.
The text of today’s executive order can
be found here.
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.
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.
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.
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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