Eviction Moratorium Remains in Effect in California Until September 30th

Although the Federal Moratorium on residential evictions, due to COVID-19 reasons, expired on July 31, 2021, the State of California still prohibits residential evictions through September 30, 2021. AB 832 was passed by the California Legislature and signed into law by Governor Newsom.

AB 832 – which extends the current eviction moratorium through September 30, 2021 – will ensure that California quickly uses the more than $5 billion in federal rental assistance to help the state’s tenants and small landlords and protect vulnerable households from eviction. The agreement widens rental assistance by enhancing current law. Provisions include increasing reimbursement to 100 percent for both rent that is past due and prospective payments for both tenants and landlords. Additionally, the bill ensures rental assistance dollars stay in California by prioritizing cities and counties with unmet needs and uses the judicial process to ensure tenants and landlords have attempted to obtain rental assistance.

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors in February voted to approve $57,267,219 in emergency rental assistance program funding from the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Combined with previous funding rounds from the CARES Act, Community Development Block Grant funds and other sources, United Lift Rental Assistance totals more than $90 million.

If you need rental assistance due to COVID-19 reasons, please contact United Lift Rental Assistance by clicking here. This is money you do not have to pay back.

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