The California Apartment Association this week issued an “Industry Insight” paper to help rental housing owners comply with a Section 8-related ordinance taking effect Jan. 1 in the city of Los Angeles.

Effective New Year’s Day, the city’s “source of income protection” law will require 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.

This ordinance mirrors the provisions in SB 329, a statewide Section 8-related law also taking effect Jan. 1.

Both the L.A. ordinance and SB 329 ban blanket policies against renting to voucher holders, as well as advertisements to that effect. They also prohibit landlords from rejecting an applicant solely based on the use of a voucher.

CAA members may access the Industry Insight by clicking the button below.