Both the city and county of Los Angeles this week advanced policies that will require landlords to consider applicants who would use Section 8 to help pay their rent.  

The ordinances – one for the city of L.A., the other for the county’s unincorporated areas – will prohibit landlords from rejecting applicants based on their use of housing vouchers and other government assistance. Further, the laws will prohibit landlords from advertising that Section 8 is not accepted at their properties.  

While the city ordinance is expected to take effect in January 2020, the county has not yet determined an effective date for its law.  

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