Source of Income Discrimination

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HUD Considering Cash Housing Assistance Pilot

Cash housing assistance in lieu of bureaucracy-laden vouchers could make affordable housing more accessible to low-income households.

September 13, 2023 - Vox

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Texas Law Bars Source of Income Discrimination

The law seeks to address a growing number of HOA regulations that prohibit renting to Section 8 voucher recipients.

September 8, 2023 - Bloomberg CityLab

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Boise City Council Defers Source-of-Income Discrimination Ban

The council asked for a more detailed policy, expressing concern about the added burden on smaller landlords and the housing supply.

August 22, 2023 - Boise Dev

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Boise to Consider Tenant Protections Package

A proposed set of new regulations would call for relocation assistance for displaced renters and ban source of income discrimination.

July 24, 2023 - BoiseDev

San Francisco Apartments

Enforcing Housing Discrimination Laws Falls Largely on Tenants, Nonprofits

With few enforcement mechanisms even in cities that have bans on source-of-income discrimination on the books, it’s up to nonprofit lawyers and tenants to sue landlords for retribution.

May 31, 2023 - Next City

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Housing Voucher Recipients Find Themselves With Fewer Options

Americans relying on federal rental assistance are struggling harder than ever to find affordable housing, braving years-long wait lists and reluctant landlords.

January 8, 2023 - Bloomberg CityLab

Charlotte Housing Development

Charlotte To Consider Fines for Housing Voucher Discrimination

A proposed policy would fine landlords who refuse to rent to voucher recipients, calling it “source of income discrimination.”

July 12, 2022 - The Charlotte Observer


What Are Housing Subsidies?

Housing subsidies can work in numerous ways, all with the common cause of easing the cost burdens of housing.

May 13, 2021 - James Brasuell

The Pioneer

Iowa Makes it Easier for Landlords to Reject Housing Vouchers

The state of Iowa's Republican leadership preempted local laws that prevent landlords from rejecting housing vouchers as rent payment.

May 4, 2021 - The Hill

Homeless Encampment

Los Angeles Clarifies and Strengthens Protections Against Source of Income Discrimination

Los Angeles officials hope a new law will cut off one of the city's pipelines to homelessness.

July 9, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Chinatown

Los Angeles May Bar Source-of-Income Housing Discrimination

Officials hope that improving access to housing for people who use voucher programs will help prevent homelessness in the city.

April 18, 2019 - LAist

Section 8 Kids

Study: Housing Vouchers Fuel Racial Segregation

The trend should serve as a "wake-up call" for housing policy, researchers say.

February 6, 2019 - The Washington Post

Apartment renter

Fair Housing Bill Targets Voucher Discrimination

A bipartisan bill tackles landlords' unwillingness to rent to housing voucher holders.

November 21, 2018 - Housing Wire

On-Street Parking

Section 8 Not Welcome

More landlords are refusing Section 8 vouchers for housing, neither willing to deal with the federal bureaucracy nor to risk missing out on the peak windfall of an expansive rental market.

October 15, 2018 - The New York Times

Southern California Coast

San Diego Called Out for Section 8 Housing Discrimination

San Diego was identified for its failure to enact a Section 8 housing discrimination ordinance in a recent American Bar Association article. Poverty law attorney Parisa Ijadi-Maghsoodi explains the situation.

July 25, 2018 - UrbDeZine

Denver, Colorado

Denver Law Would End Source-of-Income Discrimination

The law would prohibit Denver landlords from refusing Section 8 vouchers as rental payment.

July 5, 2018 - Denverite

Suburban Pittsburgh

After Legal Setback, Pittsburgh to Appeal 'Source of Income' Decision

Pittsburgh will continue its pursuit of a "source of income" law to protect against housing discrimination.

April 16, 2018 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

San Jose, California

San Jose Approves Tenant Protections, Studying a Ban on Voucher Discrimination

The city of San Jose, California is crafting regulations to give renters and low-income residents more rights and access to fair housing.

May 14, 2017 - The Mercury News

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