PILP Supports Suspension of Rents by California Local Governments

PILP joins advocates across the state to urge California local governments to suspend rent at a time when so many workers are ordered to stay home. On April 7, 2020, PILP joined our colleagues at the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley and Public Counsel in sending a letter to the San José City Council to support a motion by Councilmembers Carrasco and Peralez to suspend rents during the COVID-19 health crisis. Our letter includes authorities explaining why suspending rents is authorized by the California Constitution, the Governor’s Executive Order, the California Government Code, case law and other authorities. Relief from rents is vital to ensure that lower income Californians can continue to stay home and remain healthy during this pandemic.

Letter to San José City Council re Supporting Rent Suspension

See also Rent Suspension, San José City Council Meeting, April 7, 2020

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