California lawmakers extend eviction ban for some renters

California-Eviction Protections
Posted at 12:10 PM, Mar 31, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-31 16:30:06-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Tens of thousands of California renters facing eviction will be able to stay in their homes for at least the next three months.

The state Legislature passed a bill Thursday extending eviction protections for anyone who has applied for state assistance.

Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis is expected to sign the bill into law because Gov. Gavin Newsom is out of state on vacation.

The bill does not give renters more time to apply for assistance; the deadline to apply for assistance is 5 p.m. Thursday (March 31).

The bill will protect people who have already applied and are waiting to receive money.

Under the Housing Is Key Program, assistance is available to Californians who meet certain income thresholds.

To apply, visit, or call 833-430-2122 or 833-687-0967.

The Housing Is Key Program, which was implemented by the state at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, helps renters in covering unpaid rent dating back to April 1, 2020. The program also helps in covering unpaid utility bills dating back to April 1, 2020.