Extra Edition: Housing Relief.
Millions living in rental housing fell behind on rent payments during the pandemic, with renters of color facing the worst housing hardships. Analysts comment on pending affordable housing legislation in Sacramento, as a tenant relief bill that would have curbed a landlord’s ability to evict tenants was tabled in the Assembly. A reporter who is covering housing in California’s Central Valley shares stories about renters who were evicted when landlords put their homes up for sale and news about a local eviction protection program. In other news, California is offering mortgage relief for homeowners who are behind on mortgage payments because of Covid as well as emergency relief for renters. In another story, as the number of scams reach unprecedented levels and millions of people lose billions of dollars every year, especially older Latinos, who lose much more than their younger counterparts, an advocate reaches out to families to help them detect red flags of financial fraud against elders.
Guests: Cassandra Garibay, Fresnoland Lab, The Fresno Bee, Fresno, CA; Elena Popp, Executive Director, Eviction Defense Network, Los Angeles, CA; Alex Juarez, Director of Communications, AARP, Phoenix, AZ.
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