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The following links connect to useful Web sites for real estate, landlord-tenant and fair housing information. Kimball, Tirey & St. John does not endorse any of these sites or guarantee the accuracy of any information found therein. These resources are provided only as a service to clients and guests.
Real Estate Organizations
Apartment Association of Greater Inland Empire
Berkeley Property Owners Association
California Apartment Association
Institute of Real Estate Management
National Multi-Housing Council
National Association of Realtors
National Association of Residential Property Managers
National Apartment Association
Rental Housing Association of Sacramento Valley
Rental Housing Association of Northern Alameda County
San Diego County Apartment Association
San Francisco Apartment Association
South Coast Apartment Association
Federal and State Laws
California Government (legislation, California laws)
This link is one-stop shopping for pending legislation, bills passed during the last session, and all current California codes. Most landlord-tenant and condominium laws are found in the Civil Codes, while the fair housing laws are found in the Government Codes (§12955-12956)
California Municipal codes
You can find all the local codes for the various cities in California here, from health and safety, to building and zoning codes.
Code of Federal Regulations
The regulations are used by governmental agencies to implement and enforce federal laws. The fair housing regulations are found at http://www.fairhousing.com/legal_research/regs/index.htm
Fair Credit Reporting Act and Information (FTC)
This Federal Trade Commission site provides the complete laws on credit reports.
All new federal regulations must first go through a public input process after being published in the Federal Register. You can search to find out what's new in specific issues, such as senior housing and fair housing.
San Diego City Municipal Codes
Federal Fair Housing Act
Federal and State Agencies
State of California
Use this site as a springboard to any area of California government.
California Department of Real Estate
Department of Fair Employment and Housing
This California agency, which enforces fair housing law, has a comprehensive site with information on discrimination in both housing and employment.
Department of Justice
The DOJ enforces federal fair housing laws. They also have a large library of information on the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).
ADA Home Page
ADA Index Page
Housing and Urban Development
HUD's vast site contains information on federal housing programs, HUD forms, fair housing, the fair housing poster (which can be downloaded), and many other areas of interest. It also administers the Section 8 program.
Section 8 Voucher program