Landlord Settles Section 8 Case for $105K

A New Rochelle-based landlord group will pay $105,000 in damages after settling a housing discrimination case for denying housing to applicants with housing vouchers.  The company had a “company policy” barring the use of Section 8 vouchers at some of their residential properties.  Besides the fine, the company also agreed to set aside 20 units…

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Is Your Property Management Strategy Refugee-Inclusive? By Brittney Ochira, Associate Director of Training Operations, National Conflict Resolution Center, San Diego, CA

California is renowned for its cultural diversity, including a significant number of refugees seeking safety and new opportunities. With the recent upheavals in Afghanistan and Haiti, and the war in Ukraine, California is once again welcoming newcomers at climbing rates.  Apartment owners are thinking intentionally about their strategy for making sure their units are accessible…

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Coming Next Month – The FREE “Million Dollar” Trade Show and Landlording Conference! and Oppose 2023 Legislation That Undermines Rental Property Owners’ Rights!

The Big Show! You’ll want to remember to mark your calendars for the big “Million Dollar Trade Show and Landlording Conference” next month.  The big show will be held on Thursday, October 19th at the Long Beach Convention Center in Hall C, 400 E. Seaside Way! You’ll meet vendors galore with new products and services…

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New Forms Available to AOA Members!

Recently, AOA has updated or added the following new forms.  Please log into your AOA member account to access all FREE AOA forms and be sure to use the below revised, updated forms while disposing of the old ones:      ●       Form 99 – Application Forms Packet – (Updated)   ●       Form 100A – Rental…

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AB 2559: The Reusable Tenant Screening Report Becomes Law – By Peter Reitz, SPOSF/SPOSFI Executive Director

On September 13, Governor Newsom signed into law AB 2559, a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Chris Ward, “to standardize reusable screening reports (RTSR) for rental applicants that can be used multiple times within a 30-day window.” Their purpose is to reduce a tenant’s cumulative financial burden of rental application screening fees, which may be as…

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