State officials announced an agreement Friday on an extension of the state’s moratorium on pandemic-related evictions through Sept. 30. The extension agreement comes just five days before the moratorium was set to expire on June 30.

The agreement between Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders in the state Assembly and Senate will continue to protect tenants from being evicted due to an inability to pay rent because of income lost during the Covid-19 pandemic.

As part of the agreement, the state will continue dispersing federal relief funding to tenants with unpaid back rent and landlords who have lost income.

Tenants will also be eligible to have their monthly rent payments covered through the end of September under the agreement, laid out in Assembly Bill 832.

Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco said:

“This proposal avoids a massive eviction cliff, allowing us to keep tenants in their homes and get landlords the financial support they need.”

The Legislature is expected to approve the bill extending the moratorium before Wednesday, when it was set to expire.

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