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Know Your Rights: Housing Voucher Training

Did you know that landlords can’t turn you away because you use a housing voucher? Landlords and property managers legally cannot turn someone away because of how they pay for housing. This includes tenants who use government assistance such as housing choice vouchers (like section 8), VA housing vouchers, financial aid, and Social Security. Learn Read more about Know Your Rights: Housing Voucher Training[…]

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Baltimore County Passes the HOME Act

On November 4, the Baltimore County Council passed the Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) Act which prohibits discrimination based on source of income, making it illegal for landlords to refuse to rent to otherwise qualified tenants who participate in the Housing Choice Voucher Program. The bill passed with one amendment, which exempts landlords who own Read more about Baltimore County Passes the HOME Act[…]

Advocacy Campaigns, Legal, and Legislative Issues

Time to End Housing Segregation and Discrimination in Baltimore County

On October 4, Baltimore County introduced the Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) Act which will end source of income discrimination by eliminating discrimination against people who use a Housing Choice voucher. Eliminating discrimination based on how people pay for housing provides important new protections for people who freelance, seniors receiving a pension or Social Security, Read more about Time to End Housing Segregation and Discrimination in Baltimore County[…]