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SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF THE FOLLOWING NEW LAWS FOR 2019
(This page may be updated from time to time with new information or analysis.)

ORDINANCE BANNING DISCRIMINATORY
PRACTICES BASED ON SOURCE OF INCOME WHICH
SPECIFICALLY INCLUDES PROTECTION SECTION 8 TENANTS
This ordinance for the City of San Diego specifically prohibits rental discrimination based
on source of income including Section 8 subsidy recipient tenants.  Landlords cannot advertise
that units are not available to section 8 tenants.  They cannot refuse an application from them or
charge them a higher deposit or add more conditions or treat them differently from a non
section 8 recipient tenant.  Rental decisions and restrictions can still be made on credit
strength or other reasons other than source of income. 
Beginning on August 1, 2019, tenants can file complaints or bring lawsuits for violations
of this law. Tenants may claim damages including 3 times the rent plus other damages
as well as attorney's fees.  For reference, this law is cited as:
DIVISION 8, SECTIONS
98.0801, 98.0802, 98.0803, 98.0804, 98.0805, AND 98.0806, RELATING TO THE
PROHIBITION OF DISCRIMINATION BASED ON A TENANT’S SOURCE OF INCOME.
The Ordinance was enacted on 7/31/18

HOA's UNDER NEW REGULATIONS REGARDING HOUSING
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR RESIDENTS
California Fair Employment and Housing Council approved Fair Housing regulations to take
effect on Jan. 1 or April 1, 2019, after some further rule-making process, and will be found
at
California Code of Regulations 12000-12271.  These regulations address the
Homeowner's Association (HOA) responsibility in housing issues including
disability, assistance animals and sexual harassment

 

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California law for San Diego is applied in these pages. This is not represented to be a full and complete list of all laws that may or may not affect tenants or occupants in properties  Such laws may or may not be applicable in other jurisdictions.  The information provided herein is of a general nature and is not intended to be taken as specific legal advice. Legal summaries are only the opinion of the Tenants Legal Center and are not intended nor should they be relied upon as any specific representation of any law.  For legal advice in a particular situation, promptly consult with an appropriate attorney.