Many California Cities Say “Yes!” to More Housing – As Long as it’s NOT Affordable Housing

Throughout California, concern about homelessness is routinely cited by local officials as the rationale for imposing repressions on private housing providers. But, IRL (In Real Life), they’re often not that anxious to allow construction of affordable housing in their district, or even in their city. In southern California, the state is suing Huntington Beach, Anaheim…

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IN THE NEWS: Rental History Removed from Rental Qualifications by City of Santa Monica

Citing a concern that applicants currently or recently homeless might face rejection when applying for an apartment in Santa Monica, the city council passed an ordinance in February prohibiting rejection by rental housing providers for lack of rental history. To avoid charges of discrimination, this applies to all applicants, regardless of source of income or…

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Federal Court Affirms the City’s Rent Control Ordinance’s Application to Maritime Residential Units at Barnhill Marina

In a landmark decision by Chief Magistrate Judge Donna Ryu, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California affirmed the City of Alameda’s Rent Control protections for houseboats and liveaboard vessels at floating home marinas. This decision, the first of its kind with respect to rent control for maritime uses, protects approximately…

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LA County Rent Relief Program

LA County Rent Relief Program to Offer $46.3M in Grants to Qualified Landlords Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) is pleased to announce the new LA County Rent Relief Program. Put forward by the LA County Board of Supervisors, over $46 million in direct financial assistance will be provided to qualified landlords, helping to mitigate the detrimental economic impacts caused…

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