SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California would cover rent payments for some low-income residents impacted by the coronavirus under a proposal unveiled Tuesday that is backed by state Senate leaders.
The plan would give landlords tax credits that would cover the cost of their lost payments. Tenants would have 10 years to pay back the state, with some not having to pay the full amount because of a hardship exemption.
The proposal includes a $25 billion economic recovery fund to aid businesses, nonprofits and local governments.
The money would come from letting some taxpayers voluntarily prepay taxes at a discounted rate.