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California Bill Seeking to Force Landlords To Accept Section 8 Vouchers Defeated

California Senate Bill 1053 (Leno) sought to require California landlords to accept HUD Section 8 Vouchers. The bill has been effectively defeated.  Under the Section 8 program, a portion of the tenant’s rent is subsidized by the federal government. In order to participate in the program, the landlord is required to enter into a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contract with the local housing authority.  The landlord is also required to enter into a lease and Section 8 Addendum with the tenant. The Section 8 program creates additional administrative burdens on the landlord and affects the landlord’s ability to increase the rent or terminate the tenancy.

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