Help to come for tenants and landlords

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Marie Waldron
Marie Waldron. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Assemblymember Marie Waldron Special to Valley News The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has made it difficult for thousands of Californians to keep a roof over their heads. Early on, federal funding provided some assistance to renters and landlords alike, but many were unable to access that aid. More needed to be done. That’s why I joined my colleagues to pass Senate Bill 91, bipartisan legislation that was signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The bill, which became effective Monday, Feb. 1, provides assistance to qualified landlords and their tenants for up to 80% of unpaid rent that has accumulated since the pandemic began. It also extends the current eviction moratorium through March, subject to extensions that are likely to be approved by Congress. Tenants
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