On Friday, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order halting evictions for renters across California until July 28.
The order, according to the governor’s office, authorizes local governments in California to extend moratoriums on evictions to protect their residents who can’t afford to pay rents because of the coronavirus crisis.
The initial order Newsom issued in March a couple of weeks after declaring a State of Emergency in California early March was scheduled to expire on May 31.
“People shouldn’t lose or be forced out of their home because of the spread of COVID-19,” said Gov. Newsom on March 16 when he first issued the order.
Then on March 16, the governor strengthened the order by issuing a ban on enforcement of eviction orders by local authorities or courts for renters affected by the global pandemic.