Requires HCD to create a pilot program to provide rental subsidies to patients in skilled nursing facilities who can’t be discharged due to a lack of housing.
Allows local governments to contract with the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration for purposes of registration, rate posting, collection, and transmission of revenues of any transient occupancy tax imposed on a short-term rental.
Makes several changes to Second Neighborhood Infill Finance and Transit Improvements Act (NIFTI-2) tax increment financing district requirements, including, for a project proposing to demolish occupied or vacant “protected units” (units subject to rent control in the previous 7 years, withdrawn in the previous 15 years via the Ellis Act, occupied in the previous 7 years by a low or moderate income household, or subject to an affordability covenant in the previous 7 years), that all protected units are replaced, and that tenants receive relocation benefits and a right of first refusal on the replacement units. For units that are or were subject to local rent control, the locality may require affordabilty covenants limited to low-income households, or impose rent restrictions on the replaced units, based on the last rent in the demolished unit plua any annual general adjustments. Also allows the 40% set-aside in current law for housing to include rent subdidies, eviction defense, and code enforcement to prevent homelessness. Also creates a state matching grant program for NIFTI-2s, but without an appropriation.
Requires a notice to guarantors of certain contracts negotiated in specified languages; requires the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation to provide translations on its website that can be used to satisfy the requirement; revises other provisions of the current contract translation statute.
Authorizes a defendant in an unlawful detainer action to file a motion to strike on or before the day fixed for the defendant’s appearance; authorizes a party in an unlawful detainer action to file a motion for summary adjudication in the same manner as a motion for summary judgment.
Changes the income limit for court fee waivers to 80% of the highest AMI in the state; adds to the categories of litigants eligible for waivers to include persons receiving unemployment compensation, WIC program patricipants, and receiving the EITC.
Increases income level to qualify for assistance from legal services projects to 200% of federal poverty level; also makes eligible veterans receiving disability compensation.
Allows witnesses in civil cases to appear via a live audio-video link, upon stipulation or upon a court granting a motion by a party.
Creates several technical budget items for HCD to implement the $1.5 billion in federal rental assistance funds the state anticipates receiving.
Extends the moratorium on evictions for non-payment of rent due to COVID-19 financial hardship, subject to numerous conditions, from January 31, 2021, to June 30, 2021; Contains an appropriation of federal funds and statutory changes necessary to implement a rental assistance program as part of the current (2020-2021) budget act.