At the end of January, state protection for COVID eviction moratorium expires. The California State Legislature is currently in debate on the next steps to safeguard against both eviction and foreclosure and ways toward economic recovery. David Chiu has authored AB 15.

There is general consensus that AB 3088, set to expire Jan. 31, slowed evictions and COVID spread. The County’s “Get Healthy San Mateo” remains loyal to the tenet that housing is the cornerstone to a community’s health and well-being. The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors has demonstrated leadership in this COVID crisis and used HomeKey funds to purchase supportive housing in Redwood City and Half Moon Bay. Redwood City opened a new Safe Parking Program in October, a program that now houses 45 motorhomes and welcomed two newborns into their community.

Redwood City, Daly City and South San Francisco are all creating city resolutions to encourage state legislators to pass AB 15. Pacifica Housing 4 All has reached out to a council member to champion this effort in Pacifica.

COVID is causing physical and socioeconomic harm to all Pacificans. It is important for our City and Council to encourage our state legislators to pass AB 15 and pave the way to health and economic recovery.

Suzanne Moore

Member of Pacifica

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