DEAF AND THOSE WHO USE WHEELCHAIRS
FACE ADDED DISCRIMINATION IN RENTAL HOUSING MARKET
National study finds deaf, hard of hearing, and those in wheelchairs told about fewer homes
WASHINGTON – Well-qualified homeseekers who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as homeseekers who use wheelchairs, are told about fewer available housing units than comparable homeseekers who can hear and walk, according […]
DEAF AND THOSE WHO USE WHEELCHAIRS
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Staff Writer Guy Kovner, 2/27/14
Orozco, 33, and her 2-year-old daughter bundle up against the chill and use space heaters for meager warmth for the sake of their health, she said.
“Living here has been nothing less than a nightmare,” said Orozco, a divorced single mother.
Her condo shares attic space with a neighbor who smokes tobacco, and turning on the furnace […]
If you are a landlord whether you can refuse to rent to a tenant with a waterbed depends on when the property was built.
Property built before January 1, 1973, and your certificate of occupancy was issued before 1/1/73 you may legally refuse to rent to a tenant who has a waterbed. This isn’t to say that you should ban […]
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:
You landlord wants you to be a responsible tenant. When you rent, you MUST do the following:
pay your rent and utilities agreed upon promptly each month.
keep your home and common areas clean and sanitary
properly operate plumbing, electrical and heating systems
maintain the unit in good shape without intentionally or carelessly destroying the premises
maintain the unit and facilities as your found […]