This new law establishes a California rental assistance program and sets the rules for use of the funds allocated to California under the $25 billion federal emergency rental assistance program created by the recent federal stimulus bill. SB 91 also extends the state’s COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act (CTRA) through June 30, 2021. SB 91 also enacts new protections for residents related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This webinar will provide an overview of:

(1) New notice landlords must send to residents by February 28, 2021
(2) Eligibility for rental assistance
(3) When the state will begin accepting applications for rental assistance
(4) Amount of past due rental debt that can be paid by rental assistance funds
(5) Whether participation in the State Rental Assistance Program is mandatory
(6) Extension of the 15-Day notice and 25% payment requirements
(7) Status of “no fault” evictions and “tenant fault” evictions unrelated to non-payment
(8) New prohibition on late fees and increasing other charges
(9) New protection for landlords who had to close amenities to comply with public health orders
(10) New restrictions on using information about COVID-19 rental debt in tenant screening
(11) New requirements for small claims court and ordinary civil actions seeking COVID-19 rental debt
(12) Extension of limitations on local moratoria on evictions.
(13) Extension of the CDC’s eviction moratorium


Heidi Palutke, Senior VP, Compliance and Education, California Apartment Association

Heidi Palutke holds principal responsibility for CAA’s compliance and education programs, including the development of statewide and local compliance forms and materials. She conducts research and analysis of state and local legislation to support CAA’s public affairs team. She also represents CAA before various regulatory agencies and departments and manages CAA’s various litigation projects.

Embert P. Madison, Jr, State Advocacy and Compliance Counsel, California Apartment Association

Embert P. Madison, Jr. analyzes and drafts state legislation impacting CAA, develops CAA’s education and compliance materials, and supplements CAA’s advocacy with legal input on legislative proposals. Embert has extensive experience drafting state legislation due to his time with the Office of Legislative Counsel and has years of private practice experience advocating on behalf of property owners in real estate transactions and land use projects. Embert has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of California, Riverside, a Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Davis, and is a member of the California State Bar.

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