By Karen Jordan, CoStar, via AAGLA
Los Angeles landlords may no longer be able to turn away renters who have Section 8 subsidized-housing vouchers, the latest municipality to take such a step in hopes of addressing the rising cost of housing.
The Los Angeles City Council voted 12-0 Wednesday in favor of drafting an ordinance that would prevent landlords from rejecting renters who receive Section 8 federal subsidies, which provide housing assistance payments to landlords on behalf of renters from low-income families as well as the elderly and disabled. If the ordinance is approved, the rule would go into effect Jan. 1, 2020.
“We have a significant barrier to affordable housing in this city and that is the denial of people who have Section 8 vouchers who are eligible to be renters in a building who are denied… Read More