Thousands of Californians could still receive rent relief assistance whose applications were denied during the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
California’s Rent Relief
Rent relief assistance is one of the programs in the country to protect tenants to be evicted and landlords to receive payments during the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The amount that they received depends on the state where they lived.
In a published article in Santa Cruz Sentinel, more than 100,000 residents in California whose applications for rental relief assistance were denied might receive the benefits program. This is after a new legal settlement emerged between the state and a coalition of anti-poverty and tenant rights groups.
Why is There a New Rent Relief Program?
According to a published article in The Orange County Register, California’s Housing and Community Development Department has agreed to review and audit its previous denial to rent relief assistance applicants. It was also suggested to improve multilingual access for tenants who don’t speak English.
Furthermore, it was also agreed that they will review the appeal of some applicants and will provide a more detailed explanation of why their applications were denied or rejected. California’s Housing and Community Development Department also agreed to provide more data on the race, ethnicity, and locations of the applicants whose applications for rent relief assistance were denied.