Section 8 Voucher Holders: Know Your Rights

Section 8 Voucher Holders: Know Your Rights

What’s something landlords in San Francisco, Denver, Memphis, Chicago and Washington, DC have in common? They are located in one of the fewer than 100 U.S. cities prohibiting housing discrimination based on source of income. In other words, if you are a Section...
Senate Bill 91: A Temporary Lifeline for Covid-19 Impacted Tenants

Senate Bill 91: A Temporary Lifeline for Covid-19 Impacted Tenants

The COVID-19 pandemic generated a slew of new rules, extended rent moratoriums, eviction restrictions and complicated compliance calendars for both landlords and tenants. Just as California’s COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act was expiring, SB 91 took effect January 29,...
Eviction vs. Ejection

Eviction vs. Ejection

What’s the Difference? Most tenants understand the meaning of the word eviction. Eviction is “the dispossession of a tenant of leased property by a legal process.”  In other words, the tenant has to leave because a judge said so after the landlord...
What Happens When Eviction Moratoriums End?

What Happens When Eviction Moratoriums End?

Millions of fragile California rental households are facing a frightening reality: the $600 per week unemployment benefits ended, food costs are soaring, jobs are scarce and the rent is due – again. While thousands of tenants avoided COVID-19-related eviction...
When Your Tenant Screening Report is Wrong

When Your Tenant Screening Report is Wrong

Protections against evictions due the COVID-19 epidemic are expiring.  This is making tenants leave their current homes and search for new apartments. Flawed tenant screenings (or background checks) are creating havoc for would-be tenants, and there is no watch guard...