Residential tenant protections are clarified to ensure that tenants with limited resources are able to maintain stable housing. Clarity is provided as to how and when tenants can access emergency rental assistance to pay off unlawful detainer judgment amounts, when tenants can request a different rent due date, and that a landlord cannot threaten a tenant with eviction or failure to pay fees not related to rent.
First reading, referred to Housing Stability & Affordability on 1.15.2020. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Housing Stability & Affordability a.m. on 1.17.2020 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Housing Stability & Affordability on 1.27.2020; 1st substitute bill passed. Passed to Rules for second reading on 1.28.2020. Placed on second reading by Rules Committee on 2.17.2020. 1st substitute bill substituted. Floor amendment(s) adopted. Rules suspended. Placed and passed on Third Reading on 2.19.2020. (updated 2.21.2020)