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California Governor Gavin Newsom Orders Halt to Evictions

California Governor Gavin Newsom Orders Halt to Evictions

BY MIMI NGUYEN LY   California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed an executive order to ban evictions of tenants in the state affected by the CCP virus outbreak through the end of May. The Epoch Times refers to the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Party’s coverup and mismanagement allowed the virus to spread throughout China […]

BUSINESS | What landlords and tenants need to know about California’s new rent-control law

BUSINESS | What landlords and tenants need to know about California’s new rent-control law

By Kathleen Pender Associations representing tenants and landlords are getting flooded with questions about the statewide rent- and eviction-control law that took effect in California Jan. 1. The most common one is: “Does this apply to me?” The answer generally depends on the type of property, its age, whether the owner is a person or […]

Tenants could work with landlords to take in homeless people under new California law

Tenants could work with landlords to take in homeless people under new California law

By SOPHIA BOLLAG AND THERESA CLIFT California tenants will have a new avenue to take in people at risk of homelessness with permission from their landlord under a new law taking effect next year. The measure is one of 13 bills Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Thursday aimed at alleviating the state’s homelessness crisis. The new law, AB 1188, […]

Why this Oakland military family is suing the city

Why this Oakland military family is suing the city

    By MERIEM L. HUBBARD For years, Sharon Ballinger, an Air Force nurse, and Lyndsey Ballinger, a Squadron Commander in the California Air National Guard, have lived in Oakland with their two small children. And when they were temporarily transferred to Washington, D.C., they rented their house out on a month-to-month basis, always intending to […]

California Moves To Bar Landlords From Reporting Illegal Immigrant Tenants

California Moves To Bar Landlords From Reporting Illegal Immigrant Tenants

The California state senate passed a bill Thursday that would prevent landlords from reporting suspected illegal immigrant tenants to federal authorities. The Immigrant Tenant Protection Act, introduced by Democratic Assemblyman David Chiu of San Francisco, broadly prohibits housing discrimination on the basis of immigration status. The measure also specifically bars landlords from reporting or threatening […]