Legislative Update - June 15, 2023

Legislative Updates,

Oceanside Votes to Create Program to Assist with Screening Fees
Last week, the Oceanside City Council directed city staff to move forward with a program to educate housing providers and renters about Reusable Tenant Screening Reports(RTSRs) and to create a pilot funding program. SCRHA met with councilmembers and city staff in recent months to explain the screening process and why mandating the use of RTSRs would negatively impact the industry. SCRHA encouraged education and outreach since the RTSRs law is still very new, and the reports don’t include some items that housing providers screen for as part of their rental criteria. The pilot program will provide funding for lower income families who may find themselves applying for numerous rental properties. SCRHA is committed to assisting the city with education and outreach. Read more