CAA offers compliance paper for Section 8-related law in Alameda


The California Apartment Association has issued an “Industry Insight” paper to help rental housing owners comply with a Section 8-related ordinance that’s taken effect in the city of Alameda.

Effective Oct. 18, the city’s “Fair Housing and Tenant Protection Ordinance” requires that landlords consider for tenancy all applicants with the ability to pay for a given unit, including those who would pay their rent using Section 8. The ordinance, approved by the Alameda City Council in September, bans blanket policies against renting to voucher holders, as well as advertisements to that effect. It also prohibits landlords from rejecting an applicant based on the use of a voucher.

A similar law takes effect statewide on Jan. 1, 2020.

For more information, CAA members may access the Industry Insight through the button below.

Industry Insight

Tagged: Rental Housing Assn. of Alameda