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File #: 20-840    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/27/2020 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 11/10/2020 Final action: 11/10/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution: A) Modifying the eligibility criteria for the Small Residential Rental Property Owner Assistance Program to potentially reach more property owners who have lost residential rental income as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency; and B) Authorizing the County Manager, or designee, to redirect any undistributed portions of the $2,000,000 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funds allocated to the Small Residential Rental Property Owner Assistance Program to another program or programs established by the County for the distribution of CARES Act funds that have been authorized by this Board.
Attachments: 1. 20201110_r_Small Property Owner Assistance Program Revisions_Final.pdf, 2. PRESENTATION
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

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

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution:

A) Modifying the eligibility criteria for the Small Residential Rental Property Owner Assistance Program to potentially reach more property owners who have lost residential rental income as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency; and

B) Authorizing the County Manager, or designee, to redirect any undistributed portions of the $2,000,000 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funds allocated to the Small Residential Rental Property Owner Assistance Program to another program or programs established by the County for the distribution of CARES Act funds that have been authorized by this Board.

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BACKGROUND:
On March 24, 2020, the Board of Supervisors adopted Emergency Regulation 2020-001, which placed a temporary Countywide moratorium on residential evictions for renters impacted by COVID-19. The protections of Emergency Regulation 2020-001 expired 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 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 ...

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