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Governor signs executive order protecting renters & homeowners during coronavirus pandemic

The order also requests banks and other financial institutions to halt foreclosures and evictions.

Posted: Mar 16, 2020 7:36 PM
Updated: Mar 17, 2020 10:56 AM

SACRAMENTO - Governor Newsom issued an executive order on Monday, March 16 to help protect renters and homeowners.

In a press release sent by his office, the governor authorized "local governments to halt evictions for renters and homeowners, slows foreclosures and protects against utility shutoffs" for those in the state.

“People shouldn’t lose or be forced out of their home because of the spread of COVID-19,” said Governor Newsom. “Over the next few weeks, everyone will have to make sacrifices – but a place to live shouldn’t be one of them. I strongly encourage cities and counties take up this authority to protect Californians.”

Monday's order does not relieve a tenant from paying rent or restrict the landlord's ability to recover rent that is due.

The order also requests banks and other financial institutions to halt foreclosures and evictions.

These protections are in effect through Sunday, May 31.

California's Public Utilities Commission was also asked by the Governor to monitor measures by both public and private utility providers to implement customer service protections for electric, gas, water, internet, landline telephone and cell phone service on a weekly basis.

For the full executive order, CLICK HERE.

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