Summary: SB 567 builds on existing law to better protect California’s low-income renters from unjust evictions and exorbitant rent increases.
Background: The Tenant Protection Act (AB 1482, Chiu, Chapter 597, Statutes of 2019) delivered critical protections for some California renters. However, too many tenants remain unprotected, and loopholes in the current law have led to widespread abuses that leave many covered renters vulnerable to displacement or eviction even when they are in compliance with the terms of their lease.
It’s common sense. Evictions cause homelessness. As inflation soars and state and local eviction protections enacted during the pandemic come to an end, the gaps in the Tenant Protection Act are impacting more and more renters who are facing significant rent increases and “no-fault” evictions. The Homelessness Prevention Act will provide critical renter safeguards to stop abuses and ensure that renters can stay in their homes.
The Bill: SB 567 improves the Tenant Protection Act and provides greater housing stability for more renter households by:
- Closing loopholes that allow for rampant abuse of the no-fault just causes for eviction.
- Providing mechanisms for accountability and enforcement.