Assemblymember David Chiu (D - San Francisco), legislative author of Assembly Bills 15 and 16 to extend eviction protections and provide rental assistance to renters and property owners, today issued the following statement after Governor Gavin Newsom indicated he would support an extension of California’s eviction protections:
“California’s 17 million renters are staring down an eviction cliff. It is imperative that the Legislature and the Administration step in to keep people housed. A meaningful extension of eviction protections is crucial to stopping any additional COVID spread.
Property owners are struggling as well as renters, which is why we must dole out the $2.6 billion of federal rental assistance funding as fast as possible to renters and property owners most in need.
I am heartened by the Governor’s support and look forward to his office engaging in these ongoing conversations.”