Cancel Rent Movement Wins Major Victory!

After over a year of grassroots organizing across the entire state of California to #CancelRent, yesterday, 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. The bill also extends the eviction moratorium until September 30th.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.