Legislative Update - November 30, 2023

Help Us Help You! Testimony on COVID Eviction Moratorium Needed
In the summer of 2021, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors narrowly passed an eviction moratorium ordinance that went far beyond what was reasonable. It was essentially a de facto ban on Evictions and Termination of Tenancy. The County of San Diego repeatedly tried to get our case dismissed, and only recently, a federal court said our lawsuit may go forward. We will be amending our complaint soon, and it is important for us to add more and updated testimony from owners and managers who had concrete (financial or other) injuries due to the moratorium. If you were harmed by the inability to remove a tenant as a result of the moratorium, please contact David McDonald at Pacific Legal Foundation (a public interest law firm that has expressed interest in potentially assisting in the case) to share your story: dmcdonald@pacificlegal.org, 202-888-6881. Click here to read more and see some sample scenarios.

From NAA: Congressional Subcommittee Discusses Looming Insurance Crisis
The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance held a hearing on November 2, 2023, entitled “The Factors Influencing the High Cost of Insurance for Consumers.” The National Apartment Association (NAA) submitted a statement for the record with the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), speaking directly to the topics raised during the hearing. Ultimately, NAA and NMHC’s primary objective is to be sure that all housing providers can meet long-term housing needs for the millions of Americans. The volatility in the insurance market over recent years hinders the ability of housing providers to increase the nation’s housing supply. SCRHA has heard from numerous members that their policies are being cancelled for a variety of reasons and is working closely with our statewide partner, CalRHA, to gather data and push state leaders to step in with solutions. Read more.