Updated May 2020
In 2018, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released a report using the data from this Appendix to provide a national overview of laws protecting Housing Choice Voucher families from discrimination. The report, Prohibiting Discrimination Against Renters Using Housing Vouchers Improves Results, by Alison Bell, Barbara Sard, and Becky Koepnick (December 2018), includes a chronology of adoption of the statutes and ordinances described below, and an interactive map illustrating the geographic scope of SOI laws. According to the Center’s calculations, at the time the report was released, source of income discrimination laws protected 34% of voucher holders in the U.S. With the addition of two states since December 2018 (New York and California) and several new municipalities, we estimate that almost 50% of voucher holders are now covered. In addition, we have compiled a guide for advocates and local policy leaders, titled Crafting an Effective Local Source of Income Discrimination Law (March 2020).