As of August 1, landlords with properties in the city of San Diego are now required to consider Section 8, a federally subsidized rental assistance program, as a source of income. Prior to that date, landlords did not have to agree to participate in the program.
Beginning August 1st, an attorney in San Diego began filing law suits against landlords and/or management companies listing their property for rent but indicating that they do not accept Section 8.
Text of the Ordinance can be found at Chapter 9, Article 8, of the San Diego Municipal Code.
If you need further information, contact an attorney handling landlord/tenant law, or contact Bill Ausen at American Heritage Properties.