Can someone refuse to rent to me because I have Section 8/HUD/voucher?
No. California law prohibits landlords from refusing to rent to applicants just because they have a Section 8 voucher. The law added voucher holders to existing California discrimination protections for source of income. Common examples of unlawful behavior:
- Landlords cannot post “No Section 8” or “No Vouchers” on their rental advertisements.
- Landlords cannot ask to see if you have Section 8 before giving you an application.
If you think you have been unlawfully discriminated against, please contact your local office.
Download our Housing Voucher Discrimination fact sheet
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