By Cornelius Frolik, Dayton Daily News March 3, 2023 Legislation aims to protect residents from housing discrimination; landlords say details of housing voucher program are big issue New legislation approved this week by the city of Dayton prohibits landlords and property owners from refusing to rent or lease housing to prospective tenants based on how they … [Read more...] about Dayton approves ‘source of income’ protections; landlords rip Section 8 program
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HUD hopes its new rule to combat segregation will last longer than Obama’s. By Rachel M. Cohen for voxmedia.com For 55 years, the Fair Housing Act, the landmark civil rights law meant to address housing discrimination, has required communities to certify that they are working to reduce government-sponsored segregation. But for decades, the Department of Housing and Urban … [Read more...] about Your segregated town might finally be in trouble
Renters under the Section 8 voucher program are struggling to find apartments that meet their needs and fall within a tight budget Sarah Holder and Airielle Lowe, Bloomberg, CityLab January 5, 2023 Government programs designed to support the lowest-income Americans have been no match for the relentless post-Covid US rental market. Read more... … [Read more...] about Relentless Rents Leave Few Choices for Americans Relying on Assistance
Talis Shelbourne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel The average Housing Choice Voucher (formerly known as Section 8) will increase next month, following the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s attempt to address the impacts of inflation on rents. Nationally, vouchers are expected to increase an average of 10%, a significant jump from the typical average of 4%. In … [Read more...] about Milwaukee County housing voucher recipients will get an increase in subsidies next month
By Katherine Landergan, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Aug 22, 2022 More than 1,000 Georgians have received housing vouchers, but can’t find a landlord who will accept their application In the past year, Alviniece Elder has applied to more than 10 apartments in Atlanta. She has enough money to cover rent at a good, stable apartment for herself and her two … [Read more...] about Some Georgians with housing vouchers say landlords won’t rent to them (Atlanta Journal)