November: Annual Luncheon featuring Sandy Adams

On Nov 30, Ms Sandy Adams of Rental Housing Network presented details about the upcoming Rent Control Ordinance that includes AB 1482, SB 329- requiring landlords to consider Section 8 tenants, verifiable income will include, but not limited to, federal housing assistance vouchers issued under Section 8.

Besides, for AB 1188, the bill will authorize a tenant to temporarily permit the occupancy of their dwelling unit by a person who is at risk of homelessness, regardless of the terms of the lease or rental agreement, with the written approval of the owners or landlord of the property.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a statewide rent control bill into law that aims to protect renters against price gouging and provide eviction protections. More specifically, Assembly Bill 1482 bars landlords from raising rents more than 5 percent plus the local inflation rate in one year. The annual inflation rate varies by region, but averages about 2.5 percent across the state.

AB 1482, together with other rent control ordinance will go into effect Jan. 1, 2020 and runs through 2030. These series of bills are signed into law to protect tenants from discrimination as well as to bolster and clarify their rights on a range of issues.