CBBP Report Looks at Source-of-Income Non-Discrimination Laws
A recent report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), Prohibiting Discrimination Against Renters Using Housing Vouchers Improves Results, finds that only one out of three housing voucher holders are protected by source-of-income non-discrimination laws. CBPP interviewed policy experts and practitioners from various states, counties, and cities to gain insights into enacting and implementing source-of-income non-discrimination laws.
The experts identified landlord opposition as one of the main challenges to enacting source-of-income non-discrimination protections. The report recommends encouraging landlord support by reminding them that voucher payments are a reliable source of income. The authors note that as source-of-income non-discrimination laws become more widespread, political support for a federal law may arise.
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