I saw this article
and I have mixed feelings. I understand the hardship of workers who don't have large financial cushions and are not being paid. I was looking at my checkbook and thinking about how I would respond if I suddenly didn't get paid and while I have good reserves, it would not be easy. I would have to cash in stocks and bonds (in a questionable market) or take out short term loans and eat the interest. On the other hand, landlords have debts they have to pay too. The mortgages on those rental properties have to be paid along with insurance, taxes, maintenance, etc. This bill seems to say that landlords must front their tenants interest free loans and some small landlords might not be in position to do that and still meet their own financial obligations. My brother owns several small rental homes and if one is vacant, he works really hard to get it leased again because the cash flow is effectively part of his salary. I see the problem, but I don't think this is the solution.