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Calif. Rent Relief Program Leaves People Homeless

'My landlord can still give me an eviction notice... '

(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) The nation’s largest multi-billion-dollar rent relief program expired on June 30, which gave landlords the freedom to expect payment for their investments and evict tenants from the homes that they rent, leaving them facing potential homelessness.

“Over the past 15 months, California covered approximately $4 billion in financial aid for over 340,000 renter households who could not pay rent due to COVID-19,” the Daily Wire reported.

“The state’s public data dashboard calculated each home received an average of $11,000. But as of June 30, those households are on their own.”

Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom, last seen giving away billions of taxpayer dollars to illegal aliens, praised the program.

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“California ran the largest and most successful eviction protection and rent relief program in the country. 340,000 families weren’t evicted because of this, and the overwhelming majority of assistance went to very low-income households,” Newsom said.

Rodney Davis, a Sacramento resident, told ABC 10 that she experienced stress after the program expired.

“You’re talking about stress, it’s been very stressful,” he said. “My landlord can still give me an eviction notice.”

Even though Newsom said that the program helped many Californians, CalMatters’ reported data cast Newsom and the leftist state in a less positive light.

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According to the data, the state rejected more than 135,000 rent-seeking applications from Californians without even explaining the reason why the government did not help them. The number of people who were rejected increased when the program was about to expire.

The state faces at least two lawsuits from tenants who said that they were denied funding, even though they were qualified for the program, and the ones who said they didn’t receive the promised amount of money to cover their rent, according to CalMatters.

“Lawmakers extended the program three times since its inception, and partnered with 144 community-based organizations that worked with landlords, legal aid groups, local cities, counties and the U.S. Treasury,” the Daily Wire reported.

“The program was one of four laws California passed to protect tenants since September 2020.”

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