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The fact that you received Section 8 housing means you passed the background check for your other convictions. Your housing provider can evict you for the new drug conviction.
Those evicted for drug-related criminal activity are ineligible for public, federally assisted or Section 8 housing for up to three years. The housing provider has discretion to reduce the three-year period if a person has gone through an approved rehabilitation program. Look at your housing provider’s written policies to see where you stand.
Here is a website that has resources explaining California Fair Housing laws: http://www.hrc-la.org/doc.asp?id=37&parentid=9 There is also a phone number to call to get more information about your rights.
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