By Chris Wysocki
NEWLY SIGNED LEGISLATION EXTENDS EVICTION MORATORIUM THROUGH JUNE 30, 2022
The Legislature passed and the Lieutenant Governor signed a COVID-19 eviction moratorium through June 30, 2022, but only for tenants whose applications for rental assistance have been submitted on or before March 31, 2022.
AB 2179 offers no protections for tenants who did not pay the rent and either refused to apply for rental assistance or were denied assistance based on income. Moreover, tenants who fail to pay rent that comes due Friday, April 1, and after, are subject to eviction rules from before the pandemic. Under this bill, which runs through June 30, 2022, tenants will remain protected against eviction if they have applied for emergency rental assistance on or before March 31, 2022, and are still awaiting either approval, or payment, from the State of California or local governments. WMA has prepared a new 3/60 form for your use. WMA does not provide legal advice. Please consult your attorney for additional guidance.
Click here for updated 3/60 form
BILL TO REMOVE RENT CONTROL EXEMPTION AWAITING SENATE FLOOR ACTION
SB 940 (Laird) remains poised to be brought up on the Senate Floor. Opposed by WMA, SB 940 eliminates the rent control exemption for the new construction of spaces in local rent control ordinances.
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MANAGER TRAINING BILL REFERRED TO SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
SB 869 (Leyva), the state-led manager training and certification bill, was referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee. No hearing date has yet been scheduled; nevertheless, WMA continues its efforts to actively oppose this harmful, unnecessary measure.
To view the full text of SB 869, please click here: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220SB869
LEGISLATURE SPRING RECESS
Lawmakers will adjourn for a weeklong Spring Recess from April 8 – April 18. We will, therefore, resume the Capitol Update upon their return.
Chris Wysocki is WMA’s State Legislative Advocate. He can be reached at email@example.com.