Assemblywoman Gonzalez Issues Statement on Extension of Housing Protections for California Tenants

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SACRAMENTO – (Monday, June 28, 2021) – Today, California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) issued the following statement after the State Assembly voted to extend protections that will ensure tenants will not be evicted due to falling behind on rent during the pandemic:
 
“Countless families are still trying to get back on their feet after suffering financial devastation during the pandemic,” Assemblywoman Gonzalez (D-San Diego) said. “Tenants shouldn’t be evicted or punished while they’re just beginning to recover from this past year. I was proud to vote in support of AB 832 to extend the eviction moratorium until September and ensure families can stay in their homes, while providing full relief to landlords to make them whole.”
 
AB 832 will extend the current eviction moratorium to September 30, 2021 and will increase rental assistance payments to give 100% of back rent owed for eligible landlords and tenants. Under the current moratorium, landlords were eligible to receive 80% of rent owed and were required to forgive 20%. If landlords did not want to participate, only 25% was paid to tenants who applied. Under AB 832, applicants who already applied and received funds will automatically get the additional funds to cover 100% of rent owed, including tenants previously paid 25%.
 
For questions or to schedule an interview with Assemblywoman Gonzalez, contact Mike Blount: Mike.Blount@asm.ca.gov