Long Beach is considering a policy that could ultimately require landlords to accept Section 8 housing vouchers.

During a presentation Tuesday, city staff told council members it could adopt source-of-income protections to prevent rental housing owners from rejecting rental applicants based on their use of Section 8. Such ordinances, adopted by local governments including San Diego and Marin County, effectively force owners to take part in the federal Housing Choice Voucher program.

While the California Apartment Association supports voluntary participation in the Section 8 program, it opposes …

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