Sacramento politicians have gotten together to deal with the economic fallout of the pandemic and SB 91 was the answer.

After suffering a drought in rental income, landlords can now tap into a pool of stimulus funds to recoup 80% of rent debt that has accrued from April 1, 2020, through March 31, 2021. In exchange for participating in the program, the remaining 20% of the rent owed must be forgiven. Yet the devil is in the details.

We have a good grasp of the regulatory regime and can assist in helping navigate the minefields of the pandemic.'


Understand how to access rental assistance funds with this succinct flowchart.

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Although in enacting SB 91, the state has set the "broad strokes," some counties and cities will march to the beat of their own drum and come up with their own local rules.

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Recent email updates we have sent out with timely information during these challenging times

April 21st: The tenants' right to counsel movement percolates to the statehouse and promises to ratchet up the legal costs of landlords. Efforts are amplified to put single-family laws on the chopping block and sensible legislation puts people over parking with the goal of adding sorely need housing stock.


April 14th: We offer some soliloquy on the dual threats of a bill that pounces on the Ellis Act and another proposal that aims to establish a vast rental registry.


April 6th: Download a complimentary guide on applying for rental assistance funds we prepared. With housing discrimination lawsuits proliferating, we admonish landlords not to summarily deny Section 8 housing vouchers and offer some other commentary on fair housing laws.


March 25th: We've put together a handy flowchart so that you can easily understand the process of obtaining the funds rental housing providers need to get back on their feet and get cash flowing again.


March 16th: We announce that California's online portal for landlords and tenants to apply for their share COVID-related rent debt is live.


SB 91 in a nutshell

In this presentation, you can get get an overview of the law.

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Listen to our founding attorney discuss the challenges of landlords during the pandemic in a series of webinars.