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Eviction Tsunami Ahead In Nevada County?

Landlords are already gearing up to file for evictions, with the end of the statewide moratorium at the end of the month. Hospitality House Social Services Manager, Tyson Powers, says they could be greatly impacted, after already having to ramp up to a 24-hour operation when the pandemic hit over a year ago…

click to listen to Tyson Powers

And Powers says many of those people evicted will be experiencing at least temporary homeless for the first time. But he says it’s difficult to quantify the numbers they’ll be dealing with, at this point in time…

click to listen to Tyson Powers

But between Nevada County and neighboring counties, thousands of renters will be at risk of homelessness. But tenants who’ve come up with 25-percent of their rent, between last September and June can avoid eviction. Meanwhile, starting August, landlords are also allowed to pursue all back rent owed, through small claims court. But in order to deter them from doing this, the state has agreed to pay off 80-percent of people’s back rent, from April of last year to March of this year. Rental rates have also been frozen and many landlords are expected to seek retroactive increases.

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