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Legal Information: California

Housing Laws

Updated: 
June 16, 2021

Who is protected under this housing law?

You could be protected under this law if you are a tenant and are also a:

  • victim of abuse;
  • victim of crime; or
  • person in an emergency.1

If your landlord is trying to keep you from calling law enforcement or punish you for calling, you may be protected.1

1 Cal.Civ.Code § 1946.8