By Baltimore Sun Editorial Board [...] More than a dozen states, Washington, D.C., and scores of cities and counties around the country have adopted source of income rules to protect those with the lowest incomes, according to a December report by the Poverty & Race Research Action Council. Locally, Baltimore City, Frederick, Annapolis and Baltimore Howard, … [Read more...] about Commentary: Ending Housing Discrimination Against Those Who Use Federal Vouchers (Baltimore Sun)
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By Cortlynn Stark, Kansas City Star [...] In January 2019, the Poverty & Race Research Action Council published a report about where families with children use housing vouchers in the 50 largest metropolitan areas. According to the nonprofit, the census tract showed Nob Hill apartments is located in an area with a poverty rate of 35% and a 60% share of people of … [Read more...] about They’ve Put Up with Leaks, Mold, Insects, Mice. Now These Tenants Face Eviction (Kansas City Star)
By Andy Peters and Stephen Deere, Atlanta Journal-Constitution [...] Atlanta would be the first local government in Georgia to pass a law prohibiting discrimination against housing applicants based on housing vouchers, according to the Poverty & Race Research Action Council, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit group. At least 80 cities, counties and states have approved … [Read more...] about Atlanta to Make All Landlords Accept Housing Vouchers (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
By Ian Richardson and Austin Cannon, Des Moines Register [...] Proponents said they believe so-called "legal source of income" laws are an issue of property rights and can burden landlords who don't want to accept federal housing choice vouchers. Des Moines, Iowa City and Marion have ordinances requiring landlords to accept the vouchers, according to the Poverty & … [Read more...] about Bill Would Free Landlords in Des Moines, Other Cities to Reject Section 8 Housing Vouchers (Des Moines Register)
By Gregory Squires, American Banker [...] HUD should unsuspend the 2015 rule, which, as the Poverty & Race Research Action Council concluded, “provided clarity and real teeth to the mandate and established a new robust framework for fair housing planning (the Assessment of Fair Housing) that yielded promising results from its early rollout.” [...] … [Read more...] about HUD Should Scrap its New Fair Housing Plan (American Banker)