California Stimulus Checks and Renter Assistance

Posted by Ardis Bazyn, President of ABWA Verdugo-Glen Chapter

California’s post-pandemic recovery is underway. This week Governor Newsom announced a proposed $100 billion plan which helps strengthen our path to recovery. It provides a multi-pronged approach to providing immediate relief to Californians that need it most. Among the largest investments will be a tripling of the state’s direct stimulus effort to include a total of nearly $12 billion in direct cash payments to Californians. Governor Newsom’s plan will expand the Golden State Stimulus to middle class families, who will benefit from a stimulus check of $600, and families with kids will benefit from an additional $500.

The California Comeback Plan would also include the largest statewide renter assistance program in the country, helping qualified low-income Californians pay back 100% of their back-rent and rent for several months into the future and giving billions to Californians to pay their overdue utility bills.

KEY ACTIONS FOR DIRECT RELIEF TO CALIFORNIANS

• 2 OUT OF EVERY 3 CALIFORNIANS GET GOLDEN STATE STIMULUS CHECKS

  • $600 direct payments to all taxpayers who make up to $75,000 a year and did not receive a first payment.
  • Additional $500 in direct payments to families with dependents.
  • Additional $500 in direct payments to undocumented families.

• LARGEST STATEWIDE RENTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IN THE COUNTRY

  • The California Comeback Plan includes $5.2 billion for low-income renters to cover their back-rent and their rent for several months into the future. It also includes $2 billion to help Californians pay their overdue water and utility bills.

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