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A ‘for-rent’ sign is posted in front of an apartment building in Los Angeles, Calif., on Feb. 1, 2017. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) California ’s eviction moratorium for renters is set to expire June 30, but some cities and counties are passing emergency ordinances to extend the prohibition of evictions .
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on June 7 extended the city and county’s moratorium on evictions until September. Its ordinance seeks to extend the renter protection from evictions, non-payments of rent, and late fees.
“This is a time of tremendous need,” San Francisco Supervisor Dean Preston said during the meeting. “The ordinance before us is an emergency ordinance to prohibit non-payment evictions for San Francisco tenants facing COVID-related hardships.”
Meantime, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors on May 4 voted in favor of rent control regulations and the prohibition of evictions for all rental units beginning June 3 and lasting for 60 days.
“The urgent need of assistance for these families that are facing eviction and possible homelessness… is critical for our communities.” Supervisor Nora Vargas said on May 4. “Although our region has adopted a moratorium, there’s still not enough protections for our tenants and there’s been over 900 evictions since the start of this pandemic .”
Vargas continued, “This action is buying us a little bit of time so that we can avoid larger housing problems including the need to address homelessness… This is not about pitting landlords and tenants against each other, this is really about showing a little compassion and doing the right thing.”
The agenda item caused controversy as more than 400 San Diego Residents requested to speak on the agenda item.
A resident that has lived with her family in a San Diego home for 14 years spoke in support of the prohibition of evictions after being asked by her landlord to leave.
She said the property manager gave her family a 60-day notice and told them he could receive more money out of the property than what the family was paying.Conversely, a San Diego property manager spoke in opposition of the agenda item, arguing that there are tenants […]