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 Hayward.

Effective Thursday, July 25, the city’s “source of income protection” law 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.

Hayward City Council

Last month, the Hayward City Council updated its 39-year-old rent stabilization ordinance and added provisions that ban blanket policies against renting to voucher holders, as well as advertisements to that effect. The new ordinance also prohibits landlords from rejecting an applicant based on the use of a voucher.

CAA members may access the Industry Insight linked below for more information: