Tag: evictions

Home Torched, Killing One, During Eviction Attempt in El Cajon

EL CAJON, Calif.—An unidentified person died in an El Cajon house fire sparked on May 6 by someone who threw Molotov cocktail-type incendiary devices at deputies as they were trying to evict a resident. The events that led to the deadly blaze began shortly before noon, when court services personnel with the San Diego County…


Thousands Protest Against Taliban in Kandahar Over Evictions

Thousands of Afghans protested against the Taliban in the southern city of Kandahar on Tuesday, according to a former government official and local television footage, after residents were asked to vacate a residential army colony. Protesters gathered in front of the governor’s house in Kandahar after around 3,000 families were asked to leave the colony,…


Judge Rejects Attempt to Immediately Block CDC’s Latest Eviction Moratorium

A federal judge on Friday announced she will not immediately block the Biden administration’s latest pause on evictions. The pause is an extension on the previous moratorium, which Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh deemed an overreach, U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich, a Trump nominee, said in her 13-page ruling. That viewing of the ban enables the…


Judge Weighs Whether to Block New Eviction Ban

A federal judge is considering whether to block the Biden administration’s new near-nationwide ban on evictions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), prodded by President Joe Biden, on Aug. 3 banned evictions for two months across about four in five U.S. counties. The eviction moratorium came approximately three days after the previous one…


California Landlords Call for End to Eviction Moratorium

Some California landlords are pleading with state and local governments to end the eviction moratorium on rental properties as planned June 30, rather than extending it. Dan Faller, founder and chairman of the Apartment Owners Association of California, said some residents have been taking advantage of the moratorium. “They’re stealing from apartment owners, and it’s…


California Cities Rush to Provide Relief to Renters  

California’s eviction moratorium for renters is set to expire June 30, but some cities and counties are passing emergency ordinances to extend the prohibition of evictions. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on June 7 extended the city and county’s moratorium on evictions until September. Its ordinance seeks to extend the renter protection from evictions, non-payments of rent, and…


Costa Mesa Lifts Eviction Moratorium for Commercial Tenants 

Costa Mesa has lifted its commercial eviction ban, meaning tenants previously protected under the moratorium have until Aug. 4 to pay their past due rent in full. Costa Mesa city council unanimously approved to end the eviction moratorium during an April 6 meeting, “because of the potential financial inequity and impact to the city’s  economy.” The urgency ordinance takes effect immediately and…


Santa Ana Holds Forum to Help Low-Income Residents Push Through Pandemic

The City of Santa Ana was planning to hold an online forum Feb. 10 to help protect residents from eviction during the ongoing pandemic. Officials were planning to educate low-income renters about some programs it offers to help support those whose lives became more challenging as a result of the COVID-19 virus. One of its services,…