Legislature, Newsom Administration Extend Eviction Moratorium

Early this week, Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins, and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced an agreement to extend the eviction moratorium in the California through June 30, 2021. The state’s eviction moratorium, initially imposed amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, was set to expire on January 31, 2021.

Both the Senate and the Assembly advanced to the Governor SB 89 and SB 91 on Thursday, providing an extension on the moratorium and making available up to $2.6 billion in financial assistance to income-qualified tenants and landlords. Governor Newsom, joined by pro Tempore Atkins and Speaker Rendon, signed the measures into law this morning.