Millions of California tenants have been protected from evictions during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic due to the California Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Ban, which prohibits nearly all new evictions throughout the state. Now, as California surpasses New York as the epicenter of new Coronavirus/COVID-19 cases, the Judicial Council is moving towards lifting the statewide eviction ban, which would allow for Coronavirus/COVID-19 evictions.

With experts & officials bracing for an avalanche of Coronavirus/COVID-19 evictions, this inopportunely timed development will put thousands of California tenants at-risk of homelessness during an unprecedented statewide crisis.

However, a bill presently before the California Legislature could offset the Judicial Council’s reversal. AB1436 would provide California tenants 12 months to pay deferred rent, protect credit, and institute a California Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic eviction ban. California tenants should call four key state senators an urge they support the bill:

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Additionally, California tenants should call the Housing & Community Development Legislative Division at (916) 263-6206 and urge Governor Gavin Newsom support AB 1436.

The California Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Eviction Ban is keeping thousands of California tenants in their homes. If the Legislature does not act quickly, these California tenants will be at risk of homelessness during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic.