Magazine article Journal of Property Management

Source of Income Protections

Magazine article Journal of Property Management

Source of Income Protections

Article excerpt

Maryland, Hawaii, New York and Washington have introduced bills that would add source of income to the list of protected classes that includes race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and familial status. If enacted, a landlord would not be able to deny a prospective tenant's application based on any legal sources of income, including Section 8 vouchers and other forms of government assistance. The intention of the Section 8 program was for landlord participation to be voluntary. Many landlords who choose not to participate in the program are not drawn away because of the tenants themselves, but rather the regulations that come with it. In order to be in compliance with the Section 8 program, landlords must accept lease amendments, various inspections and many other burdensome government regulations. Source of income protections would force landlords to into a Section 8 contract whether they wanted to or not. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.