(Chiu) Floor: 21-11-7
Before passage of AB2819, renters throughout California were being denied housing due to lawsuits with their previous landlords — leading some families to even become homeless. Tenants were added to public “blacklists” if their landlord took them to court. Despite the fact that many renters were never even evicted, they were added to a list that led potential landlords to deny their future applications for housing. AB2819 protects innocent tenants by requiring that this information only be made public if the tenant is actually evicted. This helps to ensure that the list accurately reflects rental histories.