Many tenants who have suffered income losses because of the COVID-19 pandemic may be dealing with money stresses affecting their ability to pay rent and stay in their homes.
California provides tenants with additional protections from eviction until September 30, 2021.
The Housing is Key website, provided by the State of California, has an interactive app you can use to learn what eviction protections you may have. This is also where you can apply for the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program. Tenants who have been impacted by COVID-19 can apply for rent and utilities assistance from April 2020 through October 2021.
If you are worried about or facing eviction, here is what you need to know to get legitimate help and avoid being a victim of fraud:
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