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Hi SCRHA Member,

Today is Thursday, May 21. We are nearing the end of May. Here are a few important reminders before we get into the Status Report and updates.

AB 1482 Disclosure Deadlines Approaching!

  • Notification of the Law: Use Form 282 - AB 1482 Notification Addendum
    • No later than July 1 for new or renewed tenancies, as an addendum, or as a written notice signed by the tenant, with a copy provided to the tenant.
    • No later than August 1 for tenancies existing prior to July 1, 2020, by written notice to the tenant, or as an addendum to the lease or rental agreement.
  • Intent to Occupy: Use Form 202 - Owner Occupancy Addendum
    • Effective July 1, owner occupancy as a no-fault cause only applies if the tenant agrees, in writing, to the termination, or if a provision of the lease allows the owner to terminate the lease.
  • Required language is also in the SCRHA Rental Agreement, Form 200. 

Status Report 

May does not appear to be as bad as once thought. Most reports show that, like in April, roughly 80% or more of tenants paid May rent. SCRHA did a survey on May rents that also show that a significant portion of tenants paid rent, however, most tenants who did not pay rent did not reach out in advance. It was also reported that less half of the residents that requested relief provided documentation. 

We have updated our COVID-19 Rental Resources page with additional information and in a more user-friendly format. Look for NEW! to access the most recent information. 

Read on for government affairs updates... 

Federal Level 

The National Apartment Association continues to lobby congress for additional relief for renters and landlords. In the next phase of relief, they are asking for:

  • Create an emergency rental assistance program for those who are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and struggle to cover housing expenses.
  • ​Better tailor the CARES Act eviction moratorium provision and safeguard owners’ ability to effectively manage their communities.
  • Allow more housing providers access to mortgage forbearance and ensure fairness and flexibility in its terms. NAA-Logo_AFFILIATE
  • Expand the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to include all multifamily businesses. 
Click here to learn more about NAA's COVID-19 advocacy.

State Level 

Let's start with the good news, since it is so rare in this industry, especially these days. Assemblymember Ting recently amended AB 828, the bill regarding a temporary moratorium on foreclosures and unlawful detainer actions related to coronavirus. The portion that would have allowed for 25% rent reductions has been deleted. There will still need to be work done on the bill, however, this change removes the most concerning part of the bill. You can read the bill here

Yesterday, Senate Democrats unveiled a package of legislation intended to bolster production of new housing and remove existing barriers by further streamlining the development process. SCRHA is currently reviewing the bills. Read more.

The Assembly Housing committee met yesterday to discuss bills both supported and opposed by SCRHA. Included was AB 3088 (Chiu) which makes clarifying amendments to AB 1482. SCRHA will report back on the next steps for rental housing-related bills. 

CalRHA_Logo_FINAL_Vector2016SCRHA is part of a statewide coalition of associations that work to protect rental housing across the state. CalRHA provides additional support when working on legislation.

On Tuesday, May 26 at 2 PM, CalRHA will be hosting a webinar on the state bills affecting our industry and your business. Join CalRHA lobbyist, Kate Bell Alves of Capitol Advocacy, for a discussion of pending legislation.

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Local Government 

Moratorium Regulations 
Several jurisdictions are weighing extensions or have extended their eviction moratoriums for another 30 days, including San Diego, Escondido, and San Marcos. SCRHA is updating the eviction moratorium information on the COVID-19 resources page.

Tuesday, the San Diego City Council took action to extend the city’s Eviction Moratorium for another 30 days. SCRHA testified via public comment (the only comments not in support of the extension) and asked council to focus their energies on a rental assistance program. The City’s action extends the moratorium through June 30, 2020. 

County Submits Re-Opening Plan to State
This week, the County Board of Supervisors approved two measures intended to allow the region to accelerate the reopening of the local economy. Under the first measure, the County submitted a plan to the governor that was just approved and will move San Diego further into Stage 2 of the California Resiliency Roadmap. In-person dining at restaurants and retail shopping will be allowed, as long as businesses enact social distancing measures and follow various restrictions. Read more. 

The board also approved proposing a pilot program that would allow a select number of businesses from Stage 3 to gradually reopen ahead of the schedule. Included are outdoor religious services, research labs, hair and nail salons, fitness facilities, youth sports and clubs and pools at apartment complexes. Click here to learn more.

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Alan Pentico, CAE  
Executive Director