CA Gov. Gavin Newsom signs housing bills, announces additional funding for Homekey project

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law SB 1157 and SB 1190, which expand tenants’ rights, requiring landlords to help lower-income households build credit and broadening the circumstances in which tenants can terminate their leases without penalty.

On Monday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law a bundle of housing-related bills intended to accelerate development and provide new rights to tenants, and he announced an additional $137 million in funding for the state’s pioneering Homekey project.
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