California weighs extending eviction protections past June

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Posted at 6:42 AM, Jun 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-21 09:42:57-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom and lawmakers are negotiating whether to extend the state's ban on evictions for unpaid rent.

Both federal and California eviction protections expire on June 30.

Newsom has proposed using federal coronavirus aid to pay off all the unpaid rent that people owe. But it will take time to distribute that money.

Some tenant advocacy groups want the nation's most populated state to extend eviction protections until the unemployment rate for low-wage workers reaches pre-pandemic levels.

But the California Apartment Association says landlords can't afford to wait much longer because many have gone without rent checks for more than a year.