Tenant & Landlord Resources
Residential Rental Registration
On April 4th, the City Council adopted a Residential Rental Registration Ordinance. This Ordinance applies to all residential rental properties including single-family and multi-family, as well as non-owner-occupied Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). Vacant, on-market, units will also require registration in anticipation of imminent occupancy. Subsidized residential rental units/affordable deed restricted units, owner-occupied ADUs, and mobile home spaces are exempt. Learn More
What is Fair Housing?
Fair housing is a condition in which individuals of similar income levels in the same housing market have a similar range of choices available to them regardless of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, disability, marital status, familial status, source of income, sexual orientation or any other arbitrary factor.
Who is protected?
Federal and state fair housing laws prohibit discrimination in the sale, rental, lease, or negotiation for real property based on protected status. Under federal law protected status includes race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status and disability. California fair housing laws reflect the federal laws and add marital status, ancestry, source of income, sexual orientation, and any arbitrary discrimination as the protected categories under the laws. Learn More
Emergency Rental Assistance Program is available to income eligible residents in Salinas. Assistance is limited to applicants whose income is under the 80% area median income (AMI)(PDF, 185KB) and have received an unlawful detainer, or in some cases a "pay or quit" notice from their landlord. Learn More