Alameda County on a 4-0 vote passed a local law that stops landlords doing a background check to see if folks have a criminal background.
The California Apartment Association blasted the Alameda County Board of Supervisors in a statement to Fox News.
“Rather than focus on building affordable homes and lifting its eviction moratorium, the county is wasting time by adopting new limits on a landlord’s ability to protect the rights of their tenants and provide quality housing,” the group said in a statement to Fox News Digital.
“Before placing new regulations on housing providers, the Board of Supervisors must lift the COVID era eviction moratorium which invites tenants to not pay their rent even if they never suffered a COVID related hardship,” the statement continued. “Alameda County should follow other cities across the state and end it’s outdated and legally questionable eviction moratorium rather than waste time on policies that won’t truly solve our housing crisis.”