Discriminating in housing against low-income residents

A pervasive form of housing discrimination that’s still legal

While discriminating in housing based on race, religion, or family status is illegal, much of the country still allows landlords to discriminate against low-income potential renters based on the source of their income-- such as those who get housing subsidizes.  The Washington Post has more.

Because this kind of discrimination is broadly accepted, the federal government’s largest housing program for the poor doesn’t work like it should. Families with vouchers designed for the private market find much of the private market closed to them. A policy that was supposed to help households leave the concentrated poverty of public housing projects now often steers them instead into concentrated poverty in private apartments and neighborhoods where everyone knows “Section 8 is okay.”
— Emily Badger, The Washington Post