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Newly Announced COVID-19 Eviction Prevention Bill Passes Senate

Legislation seeks to prevent evictions as Californians struggle to pay rent

Sacramento, CA--Newly amended legislation by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco), Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara), Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), and Senator Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) to prevent and delay evictions passed the Senate floor today. Assembly Bill 3088, the product of negotiations led by Governor Gavin Newsom, seeks to prevent evictions for non-payment of rent for tenants financially impacted by COVID-19.

Assemblymember Chiu Statement on COVID-19 Eviction Prevention Legislation

Assemblymember David Chiu (D - San Francisco) today issued the following statement after Governor Gavin Newsom and legislative leadership announced details of Assembly Bill 3088, a compromise policy to prevent evictions in the wake of COVID-19:

“What the Governor and legislative leadership have announced today is an imperfect but necessary solution to a colossal problem. 

Key Chiu Bills Clear Senate Appropriations Committee

COVID-19 eviction and foreclosure prevention legislation among the bills moving forward

Sacramento, CA--Three bills authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) cleared a crucial legislative hurdle today when they came off of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s suspense file. The bills would prevent evictions and foreclosures in the wake of COVID-19, compel the gun industry to adopt new safety features, and soften the impacts of board and care facility closures. 

COVID-19 Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Bill Clears Key Hurdle

Legislation would prevent a wave of mass evictions and foreclosures as Californians struggle to pay rent and mortgages

Sacramento, CA--Legislation by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to prevent evictions and foreclosures passed the Senate Judiciary Committee today. As the economic fallout from COVID-19 leaves millions of Californians vulnerable, Assembly Bill 1436 would prevent evictions for non-payment of rent and grant struggling property owners mortgage forbearance.

Nine Big City Mayors Endorse COVID-19 Eviction Prevention Bill

Support comes as Legislature moves into final weeks of legislative session

Sacramento, CA--Today nine mayors of many of California’s largest cities issued a letter endorsing an eviction and foreclosure prevention bill currently before the state legislature. Assembly Bill 1436 by Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and 15 legislative co-authors would prevent evictions in the wake of COVID-19 and grant struggling property owners mortgage forbearance.

Assembly Leaders Push for Increased Housing Production

Package of legislation passed by the Assembly would spur housing creation in California

Sacramento, CA--Members of the California State Assembly advanced a package of housing production bills this week. The proposals increase the amount of housing that is allowed in California and make the housing approval process quicker and smoother.

Assemblymember Chiu Introduces Bill to Prevent Evictions for Non-Payment During COVID-19 Emergency

As one-third of California tenants report an inability to pay rent, legislation would step in to avoid a wave of evictions and a dramatic increase in homelessness

Sacramento, CA—Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) introduced a bill today to allow millions of California tenants to remain stably housed despite economic upheaval caused by COVID-19. Assembly Bill 1436 would prevent the eviction of renters unable to pay rent during the COVID-19 emergency period, keeping them housed while still allowing landlords to collect rent owed.