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Venice Update

News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

Property Owners Required to Take Section 8

(22 June 2019) On June 11, 2019, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors voted to adopt an ordinance to require rental housing providers to accept rental housing vouchers and in particular, Section 8 program vouchers.

A week later, on June 18, 2019 the Los Angeles City Council voted to adopt a similar ordinance which makes it illegal for any rental housing provider of any type of housing accommodation, including an agent or employee, to engage in a range of unlawful activities towards recipients of Section 8 or any other rental housing vouchers.

Throughout the legislative process, AAGLA strongly advocated against the mandate, urging the City Council and Board Supervisors to work with their respective Housing Authorities to address the inherent administrative problems with the Section 8 program and provide incentives for rental housing provider program participation instead of mandating participation in a broken program in need of extensive improvements.

 

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