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CA Extends Rent Protections, Plans To Pay Past-Due Rent For Low-Income Residents. What Does This Mean For Tenants And Landlords?




Renters and housing advocates attend a protest to cancel rent and avoid evictions amid Coronavirus pandemic on August 21, 2020, in Los Angeles, California.
Renters and housing advocates attend a protest to cancel rent and avoid evictions amid Coronavirus pandemic on August 21, 2020, in Los Angeles, California.
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Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Monday that extends an eviction moratorium for three more months and means some residents will see all their past-due rent paid for by the state. 

Original protections were set to expire this Wednesday, but the extension now will last through Sept. 30. The move also significantly increases the rent relief program for low-income residents. According to the LA Times’ reporting, both landlords and tenants can apply immediately. Some landlord organizations opposed the extension of the eviction moratorium, citing financial distress among landlords. Today on AirTalk, we talk about what the extended and increased protections mean for both tenants and landlords. We also want to hear from you! Are you a landlord or renter who’s been impacted financially during the COVID-19 pandemic? How have the protections helped or harmed you? What do you think of the latest effort by the state and Newsom? Join the conversation by calling 866-893-5722.  

Guest: 

Adam Beam, Sacramento-based reporter for the Associated Press who’s been covering this; he tweets @adambeam