Governor Gavin Newsom is announcing a deal with lawmakers to extend the statewide moratorium on evictions through September. The eviction moratorium was first set up in March of 2020 and was expected to expire on Wednesday. California is also planning to use more than $5 billion in federal rental assistance to protect tenants from losing their housing. To be eligible money provided by the federal government to California for this the effort, tenants must pay at least 25% of what they owe by Sept. 30, sign a declaration that they have had economic hardship because of COVID-19 and must earn 80% or less of the area median income. The deal includes increased compensation for California's rent relief program. It provides 100% reimbursement for rent that is past due, while also ensuring future payments for both landlords and tenants.
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