City of San Diego approves Section 8 mandate
Starting in 2019, all rental property owners in the city of San Diego will be required to accept Section 8 housing vouchers.
The mandate comes under an ordinance approved Tuesday by the San Diego City Council. The policy change requires landlords to consider for tenancy all people with the ability to pay for a given unit, including those who would pay rent using Section 8.
While the California Apartment Association encourages voluntary acceptance of federal housing vouchers, it opposes legislation that mandates their acceptance.
Council members supporting the ordinance argued that …