After over a year of grassroots organizing across the entire state of California to #CancelRent, on Monday, June 28th the California legislature passed AB 832, effectively allowing rent debt for most tenants and landlords to be paid off by the state. All of it.
A year ago, this was unimaginable. A year ago, we were deep in the throws of a pandemic with no end in sight for an economic or public health recovery. We still have a long way to go, but today’s vote signals a huge victory for renters that have been waiting in fear of being hit with crushing rent debt!