Californians Can Now Apply for Rent Relief Program

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Statewide Rental Assistance Program is Now Open

The $2.6 billion dollar program is using federal funds to get relief into the hands of struggling renters and landlords.  It’s unknown how much back rent is owed across the state, but estimates range from $400 million to nearly $2 billion.

Center Helps Black Cal State Students Navigate the Pandemic

The Center for Black Student Success at Cal State Monterey Bay is less than a year old, and while it's only existed through virtual outreach so far, students say it's already a valuable resource.  
Reporter: Kayleen Carter, Sacramento State University, CalMatters’ College Journalism Network

Democrats, Newsom Push Back Against Recall Effort

Governor Gavin Newsom and other California Democrats have formally launched a campaign to fight the effort to recall him from office. This comes as the deadline approaches for organizers to turn in signatures that would trigger a recall election. 
Reporter: Saul Gonzalez, The California Report

Senator Alex Padilla Focuses on Sheltering Migrant Children

California’s junior U.S Senator Alex Padilla tells KQED that the federal government faces challenges in housing the spiking number of unaccompanied migrant children crossing the border with Mexico. 
Reporter: Guy Marzorati, KQED 

Disabled Face Challenges as California Expands Vaccination Eligibility

People with disabilities under the age of 65 are now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine in California. But they do face some challenges before getting their first shot.
Guest: Andy Imparato, Executive Director of Disability Rights California