COVID-19 is on the rise and two million renters could be forced from their homes this month*. In the middle of a global pandemic, evictions can and will increase the death toll.
Rent Relief is Possible
Renters and small landlords need relief now. California has a budget surplus that can and should be used to send renters stimulus checks that actually cover rent expenses.
You Can Help
Rent relief is possible but we need your help. Contact your legislators today and urge them to take action on providing relief for renters and small landlords now.
Evictions during a global pandemic are dangerous, irresponsible, and put lives at risk. Small landlords depend on rent checks to survive, but their tenants can’t pay. What are they supposed to do? The situation is spiraling out of control, but we have a solution that will help everyone.
California has a budget surplus that can and should be used to send renters stimulus checks. This will help them pay for months of back rent and keep small landlords afloat. Follow the instructions below to urge legislators to take immediate action and provide rent relief now.
WHO IS AFFECTED?
Because of the economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, many renters have lost work. They're struggling to pay rent, and they're spiraling into debt -- with the prospect of eviction. Small landlords are also fighting to stay afloat. Californians need urgent solutions for this statewide emergency that can impact people's lives for years to come.
That’s why Housing Is A Human Right is urging Gov. Gavin Newsom and state legislators to extend the eviction moratorium AND use the state's windfall to provide $5 billion in renter relief, which also helps small landlords.
HOW WILL THIS BENEFIT ME?
Extending the statewide eviction moratorium keeps families and hard-working Californians in their homes -- safe and healthy. But how will people pay for mounting back rent once the moratorium expires? California legislators can use the state's windfall to provide $5 billion in renter relief. It helps tenants and small landlords.
Join our movement to keep Californians in their homes. Contact your state legislators today and urge them to take action on relief for renters and small landlords.
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I was tested positive for covid-19 on June 21st 2020 and I'm on welfare CalWORKs in a $1,295 apartment monthly paid. Due to coronavirus I am not receiving stimulus checks or the support that I'm supposed to be receiving. I'm pregnant, and being pressured by landlord for late payments, unable to take care of any bills due to Riverside Human Services keeping me on isolation for covid-19 in my lungs.
I'm reaching out to many locations and people and still not receiving the services I need. How come I am denied social security? I don't understand why a single mother has to stress and be pregnant worrying about if I'm going to be evicted or how I'm going to provide for my children. I'm in a crisis I'm losing my home!
I used to live in the city of Oakland, but the rent went up so high, that I now live in Sacramento---and even here, the greed is not only glaringly obvious but palatable as well!! I'm paying 1095/month for my 900 sq ft apartment, and it WILL go up in February to an amount that is almost out of reach for a Senior!!! Most of my Social Security goes to my rent, and I have VERY little to live on.
This is a seriously ridiculous and greedy situation, as most of the owners of these properties DO NOT LIVE IN THE US; and if they do, they have VERY LITTLE emotion to the plight of those who are trying to live within their means! It is about time for the California Government to come in with legislation which will make it easier on those of us who live on a fixed income; and those who are of even MORE limited income as well.