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Are immigrants getting left out of California's rent relief?

Original post made on Oct 14, 2021

Non-English speaking immigrants face some of the biggest hurdles to receiving California rent relief. Advocates say informal leases, lack of technology access and language barriers are getting in the way.

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Posted by What Will They Do Next
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 14, 2021 at 4:24 pm

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There's that equity word again. If these limited English speaking tenants are here illegally, they should not receive any tax payer dollars for rental assistance.

Posted by Green Gables
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 14, 2021 at 6:57 pm

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Immigrants who live in Stevenson House, Lytton Gardens, and the like, do not pay rent if they have no income. We taxpayers pay their rent.

Posted by Ron Davis
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Oct 15, 2021 at 3:45 pm

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The State of California prints the majority of its social services forms and notices in multiple languages and there are case workers assigned by native language to translate and assist those who cannot fully comprehend English.

And translators are also provided by the CA Superior Court system when/if needed or required.

Add to that the CA DMV.

It is understandable that some 1st generation immigrants might have a difficulty fully understanding the English language but there is absolutely no excuse for their subsequent generations to ever require or need translation and interpretive services.

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