City, State Extend Eviction Moratorium Through June
By Jorge Casuso
January 28, 2021 -- The State legislature on Thursday extended California’s eviction moratorium through June 30 -- a step also taken by Santa Monica -- and proposed using $2.6 billion in federal relief as rental subsidies.
The supplemental order issued by the City extends the moratorium for residential evictions both for non-payment of rent due to the financial impacts related to COVID-19, and for reasons other than non-payment of rent.
"Both bills will provide realistic and creative solutions, targeting relief to those who need it most while offering support to those providing housing for these communities,” Bloom said.
But he believes they will "prevent hundreds of thousands of people from falling into homelessness in the next couple of months.
"For many, this would be a potential death sentence," Bloom said. "SB 89 and SB 91 will keep people in their homes and prevent small landlords from going bankrupt while we continue to work on longer-term solutions."
In addition to extending the City's eviction moratorium, Santa Monica's latest supplemental order "allows restaurants on the Third Street Promenade to serve patrons at 'satellite' locations within the pedestrian district," City officials said.
"This expansion of outdoor dining is intended to allow for safe, socially distanced dining spaces while supporting the recovery efforts of Third Street Promenade businesses," officials said.
Those dining outdoors should only do so with other household members, wear a mask -- or two -- when they are not eating and "take all precautions to ensure that we maintain and improve public health together," Dilg said.
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