SB 91 WAS PASSED BY THE CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE AND SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR ON FRIDAY JANUARY 29, 2021. IT TOOK EFFECT IMMEDIATELY.
This new law establishes a California rental assistance program and sets the rules for use of the funds allocated to California under the $25 billion federal emergency rental assistance program created by the recent federal stimulus bill. SB 91 also extends the state’s COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act (CTRA) through June 30, 2021. SB 91 also enacts new protections for residents related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This webinar will provide an overview of:
(1) New notice landlords must send to residents by February 28, 2021
(2) Eligibility for rental assistance
(3) When the state will begin accepting applications for rental assistance
(4) Amount of past due rental debt that can be paid by rental assistance funds
(5) Whether participation in the State Rental Assistance Program is mandatory
(6) Extension of the 15-Day notice and 25% payment requirements
(7) Status of “no fault” evictions and “tenant fault” evictions unrelated to non-payment
(8) New prohibition on late fees and increasing other charges
(9) New protection for landlords who had to close amenities to comply with public health orders
(10) New restrictions on using information about COVID-19 rental debt in tenant screening
(11) New requirements for small claims court and ordinary civil actions seeking COVID-19 rental debt
(12) Extension of limitations on local moratoria on evictions.
(13) Extension of the CDC’s eviction moratorium
Heidi Palutke, Senior VP, Compliance and Education, California Apartment Association
Embert P. Madison, Jr, State Advocacy and Compliance Counsel, California Apartment Association
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