CA eviction protection bill sparks opposition

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AB 2179 has a preemption clause that disallows local communities from passing additional protections for their residents until July 1, 2022, leaving almost one in four residents unprotected by the bill, according to Leah Simon-Weisberg, chair of the Berkeley Rent Board.

California tenants who have already applied for the state’s rental assistance program cannot be evicted if they’ve applied before March 31, states AB 2179, a bill approved by the California State Assembly on Monday. 
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