Supreme Court Preserves Protections of Fair Housing Law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an attempt to narrow the scope of the Fair Housing Act, one of the nation’s most important civil rights laws.

In the 5-4 vote, the “court acknowledges the Fair Housing Act’s continuing role in moving the nation toward a more integrated society,” the court wrote. The ruling said a housing discrimination case can […]

June 25th, 2015|Featured, Housing|Comments Off on Supreme Court Preserves Protections of Fair Housing Law|

Is your home fit to live in?

When a landlord rents property to a tenant as a place to live in, the property must be in a “habitable” condition.  “Habitable” means fit to live in.  It is important that you know what to do if your home you are renting is not fit to live in.  We have received many calls in the last week about […]

April 5th, 2015|Housing|Comments Off on Is your home fit to live in?|

PPSC asks you to help make a list that counts….Golf in the 2014 Neon Rose

Let’s face it we are pretty lucky, we have the luxury of doing simple things like making lists of what we need to get done. Mine is: live simply, dream big, be grateful, give love, share and laugh lots!  What is your list? I want to add one more thing to it – GOLF IN THE DARK.  I know […]

Sonoma County Small Claims Advisors new phone number and information

The Sonoma County Small Claims Advisors Office provides free procedural and legal information to Small Claims litigants regarding their rights and responsibilities under California Law. They help claimants with a variety of issues and disputes. Most common are landlord-tenant disputes, unfulfilled contracts, complaints about contractors and disputes among neighbors. About 50 percent have already filed claims or received a […]

May 7th, 2014|Housing|0 Comments|

Housing crisis plagues Petaluma

By ALLISON JARRELL, ARGUS-COURIER STAFF

Published: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 6:32 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 6:32 a.m.

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Soaring rental costs, a lack of inventory and rising home prices are making it very difficult for people to stay, or find a home in Petaluma.

The City of Petaluma is looking to collect public input on present […]

Ten Tips for Tenants

Tip 1: Bring your paperwork. The best way to win over a prospective landlord is to be prepared. To get a competitive edge over other applicants, bring the following when you meet the landlord: a completed rental application; written references from landlords, employers, and colleagues; and a current copy of your credit report.
To Get a Copy of Your Credit […]

April 16th, 2014|Housing|0 Comments|
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    Can a landlord discriminate against certain kinds of tenants in California?

Can a landlord discriminate against certain kinds of tenants in California?

Both federal and State of California law protects the following classes of people from discrimination in housing (a “class” is a group of people who have common characteristics or attributes such as skin color, gender, etc.). A property owner/manager or his or her agent is prohibited from refusing to rent, lease, or sell housing accommodations based on the following:

Federal […]

October 10th, 2013|Housing|0 Comments|