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Affordable Housing

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, commonly known simply as “Section 8,” is a tenant-based rental subsidy program funded by the federal government and administered by local public housing authorities (PHAs).

Effective January 1, 2020, California law prohibits landlords from discriminating against applicants and residents based simply on the fact that they receive a Section 8 voucher.

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Continuing its march toward the governor’s desk is a CAA-cosponsored bill that would create a streamlined appeals process when local governments illegally reject housing developments. On a 6-0 vote Thursday,…

The state Assembly on Tuesday approved a bill cosponsored by CAA that would streamline the appeals process for housing developers when local governments violate California’s Housing Accountability Act. The bill,…

A Los Angeles city councilman wants to use eminent domain to prevent rents in a Chinatown building from returning to market rates after a 30-year wait.   A motion by Councilman…

Gov. Gavin Newsom this month signed more than a dozen CAA-backed bills intended to address California’s chronic housing shortage. The bills will help remove local barriers to housing construction, boost…