Vote nears on resuming eviction proceedings in California

ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO (AP) — Eviction and foreclosure proceedings in California could resume Sept. 1, California's chief justice announced Tuesday, putting pressure on the state Legislature to pass a law by the end of the month to prevent what many fear could be an "eviction tsunami" similar to the bursting of the housing bubble a decade ago. The coronaivrus pandemic has prompted government-ordered shutdowns of most businesses, causing more than 9.7 million Californians to file for unemployment benefits since March and preventing many tenants from paying their rent. The Judicial Council of California, the court system's rule-making authority, voted to halt eviction and foreclosure proceedings on April 6 because of the pandemic. The rules were never meant to be a perm
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