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Coronavirus relief may shortchange Bay Area landlords, renters

With U.S. rental assistance on the horizon for struggling landlords and tenants, Bay Area housing advocates say the region could be shortchanged in a federal distribution that favors population more than costs and number of renters.

…Matt Schwartz, CEO of the California Housing Partnership, said the federal assistance could get to landlords and tenants through existing programs within weeks. Nonprofit landlords house about one million tenants in California, he said. Although Schwartz said more aid is needed, the new funding “is going to become critical.”…