Bill Increases Affordable Housing Options for Low-Income Families

A new bill introduced by Senator Mark Leno today increases affordable housing opportunities for low-income families and veterans in California. SB 1053, the Housing Opportunities Act, ensures that all Californians have a fair opportunity to seek and retain housing, particularly when they use a federal rental subsidy as a method of payment. Current law allows landlords to deny prospective low-income tenants the ability to apply for housing simply because they receive a housing voucher.  SB1053