California nonprofit calls for statewide rent strike/Kill Private Property

Are we going to have a rent strike in California?  Obviously the Governor has ordered a moratorium on rent for those who lost their jobs due to the virus closing down their job.    Now a non profit, obviously socialist organization want to bring down and bankrupt every landlord in the State.  A total rent strike would cause foreclosures and bank take overs, government intervention.

That is the real goal—ending of private property rights—and using a virus as an excuse to kill the economy and freedom.

“On Wednesday, the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment declared a statewide rent strike, demanding that those payments be forgiven until people can return to work. 

With so many workers out of a job right now, a number of families do not know when their next paycheck is coming — but the bills keep piling up.

Spring usually marks the start of a busy wedding season for California florist Terra Thomas. But under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order, many ceremonies have been postponed, and so have her paychecks.”

Watch the Sanders/Newsom crowd to take away more freedoms and property rights.  These are dangerous times.

California nonprofit calls for statewide rent strike

by: Bridgette Bjorlo, Fox40,   4/1/20 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — The start of the month under a statewide stay-at-home order means many tenants and homeowners are scrambling to come up with the money for their rent and mortgage bills.

On Wednesday, the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment declared a statewide rent strike, demanding that those payments be forgiven until people can return to work. 

With so many workers out of a job right now, a number of families do not know when their next paycheck is coming — but the bills keep piling up.

Spring usually marks the start of a busy wedding season for California florist Terra Thomas. But under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order, many ceremonies have been postponed, and so have her paychecks.

“I already was kind of scraping bottom to get by, as I do every year during down season,” Thomas explained. “So, I had one week of my 60- to 80-hour a week job that I usually would have for the rest of the season and then I lost all of that.”

She has not had any income in weeks and is now struggling to pay for her next meal and other basic necessities. 

“It’s very terrifying for me and a lot of other people having to choose between paying rent or buying food,” she told FOX40.

So Thomas and a group of other Californians have joined ACCE’s strike, withholding their rent and mortgage checks in an effort to mount pressure on the governor to pause the payments during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Something’s got to happen,” said California tenant Ricky Zepeba.

In March, Gov. Newsom signed an executive order banning the eviction of tenants unable to pay their rent through May 31, also placing a partial moratorium on foreclosures.

Sacramento City Council passed a similar measure locally, temporarily prohibiting landlords from evicting tenants impacted by the virus.

Single mother Monica Perez pointed out renters and homeowners will still have to pay up once the crisis subsides.

“It’s not that I’m going to have the money later because if I don’t start working soon, I’m not going to have the money to pay,” she said. “And it’s not only mortgage, we’re talking about the utility bills too.”

It could leave residents, like Thomas, to sink deeper into debt — or worse.

“If something doesn’t change, then when this crisis is over we’re just going to have such a mass eviction and housing crisis on our hands,” Thomas said. “It’s going to be catastrophic.”

The campaign is giving Newsom 30 days to act and forgive rent and mortgage payments. The group says not doing so could result in a “tsunami of evictions and foreclosures far worse than that seen following the economic crash of 2008.”

Many tenants will be receiving a relief check in the mail in the next three weeks as part of the stimulus package recently passed by Congress. But those FOX40 spoke with on Wednesday said that money will only cover a fraction of their monthly expenses. 

If a tenant is unable to make their rent payment, they must notify their landlord in writing no later than a week after their rent is due.

About Stephen Frank

Stephen Frank is the publisher and editor of California Political News and Views. He speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows. He is a fulltime political consultant.

Comments

  1. Otis Needleman says

    I am lucky enough to be able to pay the rent every month, but can see landlords being creative as far as paying the rent goes. if you have good residents it’s smarter to keep them.

  2. And if the landlords only income is the rent? My landlords depend on my rent payment to survive. I don’t know what will happen to either one of our families when this happens. I can probably pay 1 more month
    of rent and I pray to GOD this is over before my May rent payment is due.. This is just not a good idea.

  3. Di Jones says

    I’m a landlord. I understand they can’t pay if they lost their jobs. But my income is that rent money, so I can’t pay my bills. Domino effect and I must continue to pay as I don’t rent?

  4. This whole virus thing seems to have morphed into a democrat/leftist political weapon. Hopefully it will be recognized as such and rejected.

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