We supported legislation which would provide a critical protection against housing discrimination based on a potential tenant’s source of income, an issue which particularly impacts marginalized communities. Currently, landlords can deny housing applications simply because the applicant uses income originating from areas such as Social Security, child support payments, or Section 8 vouchers. This legislation would rightfully prohibit this harmful practice and ensure that no tenant is denied housing due to the origin or their rent money.
Source of Income Discrimination (H 5257, S 561)
Representative Anastasia Williams and Senator Meghan Kallman
Passed Senate, Passed House