January 31, 2024 By Molly Bolan, Assistant Editor, Route Fifty Link to the original article In many places, it's illegal for landlords to discriminate against tenants using Section 8 vouchers. Enforcing those rules is difficult, but governments are forging ahead. Earlier this month, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced plans to create an enforcement unit to quickly … [Read more...] about Why it’s tough to stamp out housing voucher discrimination
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The decision will help tenants in a tight rental market, advocates say. January 23, 2024 By Randy Furst Star Tribune Low-income residents from Minneapolis with vouchers who qualify for subsidized housing have gotten a major boost from the Minnesota Court of Appeals. The court ruled last week that the Minneapolis City Council did not violate the Minnesota constitution … [Read more...] about Appeals Court: Landlords can’t bar tenants due to subsidized housing
Link to this article by Jonmaesha Beltran / Wisconsin Watch January 17th, 2024 A 2018 ordinance to protect voucher recipients hasn’t stopped landlords from categorically rejecting them. County officials question whether they can enforce the provision. Jasmine Varela forgot she applied for a housing choice voucher until a letter arrived in 2023. After languishing on a … [Read more...] about Milwaukee County banned Section 8 housing voucher discrimination, but landlords still do it
‘Common sense’ or blow to landlords? Kansas City fight brews over tenant discrimination By Mike Hendricks Updated December 11, 2023 Read this story online here. Stacey West felt like she’d won the lottery. Nearly three years after applying for rental assistance, she was awarded a federal housing voucher that would help West and her three kids move out of her mother’s … [Read more...] about Kansas City tenants and landlords spar over housing vouchers (Kansas City Star, December 11, 2023)
The Lexington Times By Jillian Riseman, CivicLex Weekly The Social Services and Public Safety Committee is holding a special meeting Tuesday at 6pm in Council Chambers to hear public input on banning Source of Income (SOI) Discrimination. This meeting was set by Committee Chair Councilmember Jennifer Reynolds after they heard a presentation on SOI discrimination in their … [Read more...] about Council committee to hold public hearing Tuesday on Source of Income Discrimination (November, 2023)