Protect Renters From Discrimination

Protect Renters From Discrimination

After Naomi and her daughter escaped domestic violence, they moved into transitional housing. Naomi says felt like she won the lottery when they received a housing choice (aka Section 8) voucher to help pay the rent for a permanent home. But it proved impossible to find a private landlord who would accept her voucher. They eventually moved into a building owned by a nonprofit organization.

Naomi and other housing advocates are asking Washington state lawmakers to pass a bill that would prevent landlords from discriminating against tenants based on the source of their income. Many people across the state struggle ...

After Naomi and her daughter escaped domestic violence, they moved into transitional housing. Naomi says felt like she won the lottery when they received a housing choice (aka Section 8) voucher to help pay the rent for a permanent home. But it proved impossible to find a private landlord who would accept her voucher. They eventually moved into a building owned by a nonprofit organization.

Naomi and other housing advocates are asking Washington state lawmakers to pass a bill that would prevent landlords from discriminating against tenants based on the source of their income. Many people across the state struggle to access affordable housing, and Section 8 vouchers are going unused even as homelessness increases. This legislation will literally open doors. 

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Ask Lawmakers to Prevent Source of Income Discrimination

Tell your lawmakers why it's important to remove barriers to housing for people who rely on government assistance to pay the rent. Be sure to personalize your email to explain why you care, whether it's because you are affiliated with a nonprofit organization or because you have personal experience with barriers to housing.

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