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)
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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)
By Lucas Manfield, Dallas Observer [...] In many places, renters are protected by “source-of-income discrimination” laws. These prevent landlords from rejecting a rental application because the applicant is using a voucher. Around half of voucher holders are protected, according to an analysis by the Poverty & Race Research Action Council, but not in Texas. After … [Read more...] about Moving On Up: A Project to Place Public Housing Tenants in Better Neighborhoods Gets a Boost (Dallas Observer)
By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, Pro Publica / Connecticut Mirror [...] "Officially called Housing Choice Vouchers, Section 8 rent subsidies were supposed to help low-income people find decent housing outside poor communities. But, for the better part of a year, Carter had found the opposite. This was easily the 50th place she had toured since her landlord sold her last … [Read more...] about How Wealthy Towns Keep People With Housing Vouchers Out (Pro Publica / Connecticut Mirror)