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Using California’s Source of Income Discrimination Law to Protect Tenants & Applicants with Rental Subsidies

This webinar took place on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. PT to 11:15 a.m. PT.

California’s Source of Income Discrimination law prohibits discrimination against tenants and applicants using federal, state, or local rental subsidies. The law plays an important role in ensuring and maintaining access to affordable housing for low-income older adults by preventing housing providers from refusing to rent to an older adult, or discriminating against them, because they have a subsidy to help afford their rent.

This webinar, Using California’s Source of Income Discrimination Law to Protect Tenants & Applicants with Rental Subsidies, is geared towards attorneys, legal advocates, and community partners who support the complex work of obtaining and maintaining affordable housing for older adult tenants and applicants who rely on rental subsidies. Presenters will discuss the expanded protections that bar discrimination in all phases of the rental process including marketing, applicant screening, and during the tenancy. We will discuss some frequently occurring violations and provide strategies for addressing them on the local front as well as the enforcement role of the California Civil Rights Department.

Presenters:

  • Denise McGranahan, Deputy City Attorney, City Attorney’s Office, City of Santa Monica
  • Azadeh Hosseinian, Senior Counsel, California Civil Rights Department
  • Don Cohn, Paralegal, Investigations Coordinator, Fair Housing of Sonoma County at Petaluma People Services Center
  • Jamie Gaipa, Attorney, Senior Advocacy Network, Stanislaus County

Moderator:
Patti Prunhuber, Director, Housing Advocacy, Justice in Aging

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