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#ICYMI the @CAgovernor is rushing a flawed proposal that puts the fate of renters in the hands of landlords. While extending eviction protections, #SB91 kicks the can down the road and leaves many renters in the cold. What are the challenges ahead? #thread 🧵 #ForgiveRentDebts
LOCAL LAWS PRE-EMPTED: #SB91 locks in the pre-emption of stronger eviction protections & creates barriers for stronger debt relief measures by cities & counties. The Legislature has a sordid history of limiting action by local communities #ForgiveRentDebts
A PATCHWORK OF PROTECTIONS: #SB91 is the latest in a series of laws, executive orders & local ordinances in California that have created a confusing patchwork of protections for tenants statewide. #ForgiveRentDebts
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THREAD: Yesterday Gov. Gavin Newsom and state legislative leaders announced a proposal to extend eviction protections and to create a rent subsidy program using up to $2.6 billion in federal rental relief dollars.… @McGreevy99 #SB91 1/6
The bill #SB91 is a half-measure that is being rushed through the legislative process without significant input from tenants who would be most impacted.

Tenants deserve better. #ForgiveRentDebts #StopCovidEvictions 2/6
We're relieved the bill will extend important #AB3088 eviction protections through 6/30/21. Yet amid #Covid19 tenants need FULL rent debt relief. Rather than guaranteeing relief to all struggling tenants, #SB91 leaves the fate of vulnerable tenants in the hands of landlords. 3/6
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🧵 🧵 🧵 BIG THREAD 🧵 🧵 🧵

We're glad many pressing issues were addressed in this proposal. But let's be clear: the expertise & experiences of renters experiencing hardship & the orgs who serve them were marginalized in the creation of this bill, despite months of planning.
1. Extending AB 3088's eviction protections must to be passed by January 31st. But disbursing federal rent relief did not.

Is sooner better to get money out the door? Yes! But badly designed or rushed programs mean tenants & small landlords fall through the cracks. Here's how.
2. #AB15 & #AB16, driven by a broad coalition of tenant, labor, legal aid, public health, & social justice groups on the ground, was to extend existing protections by 1/31... then do the hard work of a thoughtful, efficient relief program that works for all Californians.
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Unsurprisingly, this reading of #SB91 is partially wrong. If LLs refuse to participate, tenants are eligible for 25% of rent arrears from 4/2020-3/2021, & the fund will pay "prospective rent" @ 25% for 3 months (likely April-June 2021 to capture the extended eviction protections)
And to clarify - tenants can receive 25% of "prospective rent" if either their landlord applies or if the tenant is forced to apply directly because their LL refuses to do so.
All of this demonstrates a few things: 1) the state has ONCE AGAIN waited until to last minute to put out confusing, poorly written policy that even knowledgeable folks are struggling to digest for no real reason - why extend the protections & create the RA program all at once?
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