Housing

The Tenant, Homeowner and Small Landlord Relief and Stabilization Act of 2020 Extended

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Governor Newsom signed SB 91 to protect millions of tenants from eviction and property owners from foreclosure due to the economic impacts of COVID-19. Senate Bill 91 extends the existing prohibition on evictions for past due rent and creates several new tenant protections. The bill also creates a new rental assistance program to help cover rent owed to landlords and other housing related expenses.

Eviction Prevention and other New Tenant protections:

  • Landlords cannot evict tenants for missed rent payments due to the pandemic until July 1, 2021
  • Nonpayment of rent during the pandemic cannot be used to deny new applications for housing
  • Landlords cannot charge late fees for missed rent payments

Rental Assistance Program:

  • The Program will provide money to cover missed rent payments, future rent payments, utilities and other housing expenses
  • Both tenants and landlords can apply
  • Applications can be submitted to Cities and Counties when the program is set up

Tenants and landlords can learn more about the extension by visiting the California Department of Real Estate's Housing is Key information page at HousingIsKey.com.