This Comment analyzes the validity of local ordinances that have banned adults-only rental housing. The author argues that, although California has no legislation at the state level explicitly prohibiting landlords from discriminating against families with children, several of these local ordinances have been challenged on the grounds of state preemption. The author examines the sources and limitations of the power of local governments to enact ordinances of this nature and the California statues which address discrimination in housing, and concludes that the local ordinances are neither preempted by, nor in conflict with, existing state law.
Local Attempts to Ban Discrimination in Rental Housing against Families with Children: Avoiding the Preemption Barrier,
San Diego L. Rev.
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