RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Riverside County supervisors have directed staff to research possible implementation of an eviction moratorium in unincorporated areas.
Board of Supervisors Chairman Manuel Perez proposed criteria that the county might adopt to relieve renters from immediately meeting obligations to landlords when the statewide emergency comes to an end.
Several cities in Riverside County, including Palm Springs and Riverside, have put moratoriums in place.
"The loss of wages caused by the effects of COVID-19 impacts a tenant's ability to pay rent when due, leaving tenants vulnerable to eviction and homelessness," Perez stated in documents posted to the board's agenda.
"Workers who experience a loss of income as a result of illness, layoffs, reduced hours, or the need to care