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|December 11, 2019|
Proposed permanent funding would help Californians fight evictions, foreclosures
LOS ANGELES – (INT) - Governor Gavin Newsom announced a proposal Wednesday to create a new permanent fund that would provide legal assistance for struggling California renters and homeowners.
An additional $20 million was included in the 2019-20 state budget for legal assistance to help California renters fight unjust evictions.
Newsom said the success of the National Mortgage Settlement would create a permanent fund to provide free legal assistance to Californians who are at risk of losing their homes.
Under Newsom’s plan and with the Legislature’s approval, California would deposit $331 million into a trust for nonprofits to provide legal aid for preventing foreclosures via borrower relief and assisting housing counselors or other legal aid agencies that represent renters in housing-related matters.
Story Date: August 20, 2019