Tenants with Disabilities

August 23, 2017

Understanding Your Rights as a Tenant with a Disability Covered Disabilities Disabled tenants are protected against housing discrimination by California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). FEHA defines disability broadly to include both physical and mental impairments, including:  HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder, clinical depression, epilepsy, heart disease, […] Read More

Resident Managers

When Managers Are Required Apartment buildings with sixteen or more units must have a resident manager. Resident Apartment Managers as Licensees To have tenant protections, a resident manager must be more than just an employee/licensee.  In rent-controlled jurisdictions, managers not considered tenants can be forced to leave when their employment is terminated. Read More

Oakland Rent Control

August 22, 2017

Am I covered by Oakland Rent Control? The Oakland Residential Rent Adjustment Program applies to all rental units in Oakland with the following exceptions: Dwelling units in subsidized housing, including units where tenants are using Section 8 vouchers; Motels and boarding houses where the tenant has not been in continuous residence for thirty or more […] Read More