Landlords and tenants react to eviction ban extension

The coronavirus continues to impact people's ability to pay rent, but California is extending its eviction ban in the state.

Posted: Jul 1, 2020 6:22 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif.- The coronavirus is impacting people's ability to pay rent but the state of California is extending its eviction ban to help people make it through these tough times.

The order was supposed to end in July but Newsom pushed it back to the end of September. 

Now renters who are struggling have an extra two months to pay their rent before evictions are allowed.

One man told Action News Now it's nice that the state is stepping up to help.

"It's not people's fault they can't pay rent or support their family with no job, so it's amazing they are helping and making it a priority and making sure people can't get evicted," said renter, Tyree Haynie. 

Governor Newsom's order does not eliminate rent, people still have to pay it down the road. 

Priscilla Ramirez, the property manager at Willow Oak Villas in Chico says they haven't been hit too hard and are working with tenants who need their help. 

"The few we do have, we have been communicating with them and seeing what's going on week by week and making them feel comfortable, letting them know we are in this together," said Ramirez.

Once the order expires, Ramirez says they will work with each person on a case by case basis when figuring out when the amount due will be paid.

The order signed by Newsom on Tuesday also extends previous orders that let people obtain marriage licenses through video conferencing and waives redetermination tests for Californians on Medi-Cal.

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