California’s Rent Strike: Who Pays and How it Works

The below was written by Nigel Duara, CalMatters on September 25, 2020. CalMatters.org is a nonprofit, nonpartisan media venture explaining California policies and politics. This article is part of The California Divide, a collaboration among newsrooms examining income inequity and economic survival in California. For more information, visit www.CalMatters.org. Once a fringe tactic, rent strikes…

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AB 3088 – COVID-19 TENANT RELIEF ACT OF 2020

Evictions Under the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act  Extends notice period from 3 to 15 days (not including weekends or holidays) to provide tenant additional time to either pay or provide declaration of hardship in response to landlord’s notice to pay rent or quit. Tenant cannot be evicted for nonpayment due to a COVID-19 related hardship…

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Legal Q & A By-Franco Simone

Q: I am advertising my single-family residence for rent. I received an inquiry from an interested woman asking if I accept section 8 tenants. Can I refuse to rent to tenants that have section 8 vouchers? A: No, effective January 1, 2020, landlords with properties in the state of California cannot refuse to rent to…

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Billionaires Can Help Financially Distressed Tenants and Landlords with a Sensible Solution By-Daniel Bornstein

Tenants are fearing homelessness, while many cash-strapped landlords are in dire straits. Private-sector interest-free loans could assuage the fear of eviction while keeping landlords solvent. When COVID-19 reared its ugly head, tenants’ advocates sounded the alarms, and lawmakers heard the call. Fearing massive displacement of renters who have lost income due to the pandemic, and…

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