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File #: 20-637    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/11/2020 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 9/15/2020 Final action: 9/15/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution: A) Establishing the Small Residential Rental Property Owners Assistance Program to provide grants to eligible property owners who have lost residential rental income due to COVID-19; and B) Authorizing the County Manager, or designee, to negotiate and execute an agreement with SMC Community Fund to administer the program and distribute grants to recipients for the term September 15, 2020 through December 30, 2020.
Attachments: 1. 20200915_r_Small Property Owner Assistance Program FINAL.pdf, 2. 20200915_att_Draft SMC Comm Fund Agreement.pdf, 3. Item No. 12 - Small Property Owner Assistance Program PPT.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael P. Callagy, County Manager
Subject: Small Residential Rental Property Owners Assistance Program

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution:

A) Establishing the Small Residential Rental Property Owners Assistance Program to provide grants to eligible property owners who have lost residential rental income due to COVID-19; and

B) Authorizing the County Manager, or designee, to negotiate and execute an agreement with SMC Community Fund to administer the program and distribute grants to recipients for the term September 15, 2020 through December 30, 2020.

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BACKGROUND:
On March 24, 2020, the Board of Supervisors (the "Board") adopted Emergency Regulation 2020-001, which placed a temporary Countywide moratorium on residential evictions for renters impacted by COVID-19. The Board extended the protections of Emergency Regulation 2020-001 multiple times, most recently, through August 31, 2020.

On August 31, 2020, Governor Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 3088 ("AB 3088"), which protects renters statewide from eviction for non-payment of rent due to COVID-19 financial hardship and includes some foreclosure protections for small residential rental property owners.

On September 1, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC") issued a Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19, placing a nationwide temporary moratorium nationwide on residential evictions for non-payment of rent due to COVID-19 financial hardship.

While existing protections have primarily focused on renters, the Board has recognized that local property owners who provide residential rental units in the County are also suffering from the financial impacts of COVID-19. In recognition of those hardships, on August 4, 2020, the Board adopted a resolution allocating $2 million in CARES Act Funds to establish the Sa...

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