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Legal Information: California

Housing Laws

Updated: 
June 16, 2021

Who is considered a “victim” or a “person in an emergency” under this law?

You are a victim of abuse if you have been subjected to:

You are a victim of crime if someone has committed a misdemeanor or felony crime against you.2

You are considered a person in an emergency if you believe that immediate action is needed to prevent the loss of or damage to:

  • life
  • health; or
  • property.3

1 Cal.Civ.Code § 1946.8(a)(5)
2 Cal.Civ.Code § 1946.8(a)(6)
3 Cal.Civ.Code § 1946.8(a)(1)