NEWSOM’S PLAN TO DELIVER IMMEDIATE RELIEF FOR CALIFORNIANS
- Golden State Stimulus Checks for Two-Thirds of Californians
- Billions for rental relief and to cover overdue water and electricity bills
California’s recovery is underway. But we can’t be satisfied with simply going back to the way things were. The California Comeback Plan outlines comprehensive strategies and major investments toaddress five of the state’s most stubborn challenges. Under Governor Newsom’s $100 billion plan,California will come roaring back from this pandemic.
Newsom’s plan will expand the Golden State Stimulus to middle class families, creating the biggest state tax rebate in American history. Two-thirds of Californians will benefit from a stimulus check of at least $600, and families with kids will now benefit from an additional $500.
The California Comeback Plan would also include the largest statewide renter assistance program in the country, helping qualified low-income Californians pay back 100% of their back-rent and rent for several months into the future and giving billions to Californians to pay their overdue utility bills.
KEY ACTIONS FOR DIRECT RELIEF TO CALIFORNIANS
o Newsom’s plan will triple the state’s investment -- for a total of nearly $12 billion -- in
the Golden State Stimulus by expanding the stimulus to middle class families. 2 out of every 3 Californians will now benefit from a direct cash payment from the state.
▪ $600 direct payments to all taxpayers who make up to $75,000 a year and did not receive a first payment.
▪ Additional $500 in direct payments to families with dependents. ▪ Additional $500 in direct payments to undocumented families.
• LARGEST STATEWIDE RENTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IN THE COUNTRY
o The California Comeback Plan includes the largest renter assistance package in the
country - $5.2 billion for low-income renters to cover their back-rent and their rent for several months into the future. Newsom’s plan also includes $2 billion to help Californians pay their overdue water and utility bills. Additionally, the CA Comeback Plan includes more money than ever for tenant legal services.
Provides a multi-pronged approach to providing immediate relief to Californians that
need it most. Among the largest investments will be a tripling of the state’s direct stimulus effort to
include a total of nearly $12 billion in direct cash payments to Californians.