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California to pay off unpaid rent accrued during COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on AllSides June 21st, 2021
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California will pay off the accumulated unpaid rent that has piled up during the COVID-19 pandemic, the AP reports.

Why it matters: The move would fulfill a promise to landlords to help them to break even, while giving renters relief, the AP writes.

The big picture: A little over 2% of people in California who have applied for rent relief during the pandemic have received it, KQED reports.

The state has accrued $5.2 billion from various federal aid packages to pay off people's rent, which should be enough to get the job done, Jason Elliott, senior...

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