Understanding the “Source of Income” in Fair Housing By the Fair Housing Institute

The landscape of fair housing has been continuously evolving. One of the emerging focal points is the protection against discrimination based on the “Source of Income.” While not federally recognized under the Fair Housing Act, this classification has steadily gained traction at state and local levels, expanding the purview of housing rights.   Defining “Source…

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L.A. Landlord Pays $2,200,000 for Forcing Families Out of Rent-Controlled Apartments

Los Angeles, CA – November 3, 2023 – The Southern California Housing Rights Center (“HRC”) announced today the settlement of a federal lawsuit on behalf of the organization and 16 households who claimed that their landlord, forced out longtime Latinx families from their rent-controlled apartments in the Koreatown and Highland, CA in violation of fair…

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Something to Think About #136: Measuring Inflation by Klarise Yahya, Commercial Mortgage Broker, BRE: 00957107 – MLO: 249261

Tracking: Inflation reflects changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The CPI measures the average price change for a basket of diversified consumer goods and services within a given period. The specific items included in the basket of goods changes as consumer purchasing habits change. Example: Are purchases of desk computers declining, but sales of…

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SB 712: E-Bike Storage in California Rentals Takes Effect January 1, 2024 By Patricia A. Harris

Governor Newsom has signed legislation which sets standards for the storage of e-bikes, e-scooters, and other battery-powered micro-mobility devices in California rentals. SUMMARY  This bill would prohibit a landlord from not allowing tenants to own personal micro-mobility devices or from storing and recharging up to one personal micro-mobility device in their dwelling unit for each…

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