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California’s eviction moratorium ends today. What’s next?

Man looks at eviction notice

For weeks, state leaders have insisted that it’s time for the emergency eviction moratorium to end as payments accelerate from a $5.2 billion federally funded COVID-19 rent relief program. While patchwork state and local programs got off to a slow and confusing start, lawmakers stress that California tenants with pending rent relief applications — as well as those in areas with stronger local eviction bans, like Oakland — will continue to be shielded from certain eviction proceedings through early next year.

…Lawmakers in Sacramento have in recent weeks passed a string of housing reform bills backed by $24 billion in funding to make it easier to build in the state facing a shortage of some 1.2 million affordable homes, according to one estimate by the California Housing Partnership…