California legislature passes bill to protect renters who call 9-1-1
The Mercury News, Katy Murphy
SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers on Thursday unanimously passed a bill to protect tenants from being thrown out of their homes for calling 9-1-1 in an emergency.
The proposal, which now moves to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, takes aim at local ordinances that can result in a tenant being labeled a “nuisance” — a cause for eviction — because they called for help.
“People should be able to call for help without fear of losing their home,” said Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco, in an interview Thursday.