Help increase protections for San Diego renters affected by Covid-19.

Help increase protections for San Diego renters affected by Covid-19.

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 As a resident and small business owner of San Diego I am concerned  for the welfare of my family, neighbors and fellow community members. Please sign this petition and help extend protections to San Diego renters affected by Covid-19.  Under the current San Diego Emergency Eviction Moratorium, renters who have been financially impacted by Covid-19 and have lost some or all of their income will only receive a 6 month grace period, effective March 16, to pay any outstanding rent.   This timeline is arbitrary due to the uncertainty of when the state-wide shelter in place mandate is lifted and non essential businesses can resume daily operations.  In service- based Industries such as restaurants, bars, ridesharing, fitness trainers and gyms, hospitality, independent contractors etc... where workers rely on hourly wages and/ or tips, it should not be assumed that local businesses will be immediately thriving, and therefore able to offer the same amount of work.  It should be noted that professionals in service based industries may not have the earning potential to cover the added burden of back rent in addition to their regular expenses within a 6 month timeframe. The timeline prescribed in this ordinance places San Diego renters in a dangerous position to become evicted. Per the language of the ordinance: "At the end of this six month period, a landlord may evict a tenant who has not paid all outstanding rent and resort to all remedies available to the landlord under the lease and the law".

We need to engage with our civic leaders and implore them to create comprehensive policies that ensure the longterm safety and security of tenants that are founded in the day to day realities of workers who, before this crisis, were living paycheck to paycheck and will not be able to recoup lost earnings within a 6 month timeframe. 

We're in this together, and together we can raise awareness about how this shortsighted policy will have devastating effects on our local community that will reverberate for months and even years to come.   

Please join me and sign this petition.   

 

 

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