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State Offers Relief for Past Due Rent and Utilities

Breanna Reeves | Black Voice News

Governor Newsom and legislators announced an extension proposal on Friday, with a final vote taking place on June 28. The proposal, AB 832, will extend the current eviction moratorium until September 30, 2021. The extension is supposed to ensure that California uses the $5.2 billion in rental assistance to cover past due rent and overdue utility costs.

AB 832 increases rental assistance payments to give 100 percent of rent owed for eligible landlords and tenants. Under the current SB 91 framework, landlords received 80  percent of rent owed and were required to forgive 20 percent; if a landlord did not want to forgive the 20 percent, only 25 percent of the past due rent was paid for tenants who applied. Under AB 832, applicants who already applied/received funds will automatically get the additional funds to cover 100 percent of rent owed, including tenants who were previously paid 25 percent.

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