Landlords, tenants can now apply to cover unpaid rent from past year

Landlords with eligible tenants can apply to get reimbursed for 80 percent of a tenant's unpaid rent between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021, if they agree to forgive the remaining 20 percent. Tenants may also apply on their own if their landlords do not participate.

New report warns of looming California eviction crisis

Since last March, when the COVID-19 pandemic began to surge across the country and local and state governments implemented stay-at-home measures in an attempt to slow its spread, about 1.1 million California households have fallen behind on rent, according to the report released Thursday.