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California Tenants Could Lose Statewide Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Eviction Ban Protections on August 14, 2020

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 ...

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California EDD Rolls Out Phase 2 of Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation

California Coronavirus COVID19 Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension

On July 8th, 2020, the California EDD will complete the second phase rollout of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation extension, a federal program created by the CARES Act.  Under the Coronavirus/COVID-19 PEUC extension, eligible claimants can receive up to thirteen weeks of additional benefits after running out of regular ...

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Do California Tenants Have a Right to Display Black Lives Matter Signs?

California Tenant Post Black Lives Matter Political Sign

With the Black Lives Matter movement poised to continue pushing for societal change into 2021 and beyond, many California tenants increasingly show solidarity by displaying signs supporting the movement in their homes.  While Americans generally value their right to freedom of expression, some Black Lives Matter signs have brought about ...

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California Unemployment Benefits: Can’t Work Due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 Childcare Commitments?

Unemployment Childcare Coronavirus COVID19 Employment Attorney

During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, California state and local governments have issued broad shelter in place orders requiring residents to remain in their homes, except for essential business.  As California moves into the third stage of Governor Gavin Newsom’s four-stage reopening plan and counties ease Coronavirus/COVID-19 restrictions, many employees that have ...

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Stockton Extends Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium & Expands Tenant Eviction Protections


On Tuesday, June 9, 2020, the Stockton City Council updated its previously enacted Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, which protects Stockton tenants to elderly tenants, disabled tenants, and tenants impacted by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  Now, the Stockton Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium will remain in effect the sooner of 90 days after the California ...

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Landlord Harassment During A Pandemic: Combating Landlords Who Ignore the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium

California Landlord Ignore Harassment Coronavirus COVID19 Eviction Moratorium

As more California counties lift shelter-in-place restrictions and gradually reopen, the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic remains a threat.  The Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic is far from over.  Realizing that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 threat is still out there, California Governor Gavin Newsom recently extended the California Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, which protects California tenants impacted by the ...

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California Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Extended Until July 28, 2020

California Coronavirus COVID19 Eviction Moratorium Extended July 28

On May 29, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom extended a previously enacted statewide eviction moratorium.  Under the new order, local governments may continue suspending residential evictions due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic related income disruption until July 28, 2020. Under the California Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, California tenants are protected from evictions if ...

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Owens v. City of Oakland Housing, Residential Rent and Relocation Board: Extending Rent Control to Tenants Separately Renting Rooms in Single-Family Homes & Condominiums

Owens v City of Oakland Housing Residential Rent and Relocation Board

Tenants protected by rent control have been eagerly anticipating the California Court of Appeal First Appellate District’s holding in the much anticipated Owens v. City of Oakland Housing, Residential Rent and Relocation Board.  On May 29, 2020, the California Court of Appeal published its opinion, which reaffirms the widespread notion ...

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Getting Out: Breaking Your Lease During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic

During Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic

Before the Coronavirus/COVID-19 became an American pandemic, Californians operated under the assumption that 2020 would be a typical year.  In the year leading up to the March 2020 Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency declaration, thousands of California tenants, often lured by voracious employment prospects, entered into residential leases containing lease terms ...

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