Roughly 758,000 California households are behind on rent. Governor Newsom signed AB 832 which extends California’s eviction Moratorium through September 30th, 2021. This ensures that that no residents will be forced to be evicted if they are not able to pay rent. AB 832 provides 5 billion dollars in federal rental assistance to help cover 100% of back rent and future rent payments to those who qualify. The CA/HI NAACP lobbied Governor Newsom on this very item and hoped for a positive outcome. We are pleased with his commitment and will stay in touch with him to ensure his agenda is in alignment with the needs of our community.
The CA/HI NAACP is encouraging African Americans and people of color across the state of California to complete the steps to apply, if you are in need.
RENTERS: If you have been impacted by COVID-19, are income eligible (the state will calculate this when you apply) and have unpaid rent or utilities, or need help with future rent or utilities, you may apply for the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program.
LANDLORDS: If you have renters who are behind on their rent and need financial assistance to support this income loss, you may apply for the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program, so long as:
- Your renter’s household is income eligible (the state will calculate this when they apply).
- All payments you receive must be used to satisfy the renter’s unpaid rent. Eligible timeframe for financial assistance dates back to April 1, 2020.
- Your renter/s must take steps to verify that they meet eligibility requirements and sign the application. They will be notified once your application submitted and asked to submit their required information.
- Income-eligible applicants may qualify regardless of immigration status and will not be required to show proof of citizenship.
More information on eligibility can be found below and at https://housing.ca.gov/covid_rr/index.html