Section 8 Discrimination

Yvette

Myself Yvette Chambers is writing letter. Today for my voice civil rights. As a disabled citizen and civil rights for all citizens. All citizens should have a peace of mind. To return to their residence and their families. To be able to spend quality time with their love ones. Citizens should have rent control in any government subsidized property. Citizens who pays a mortgage should be able to have mortgage control.
 

Landlords May Soon Be Prohibited from Discriminating against Section 8 Renters

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday, Jan. 15, to spend $5 million to prevent housing discrimination, including drafting an ordinance to prohibit landlords from denying renters who use Section 8 vouchers.

Supervisor Sheila Kuehl recommended doing more to enforce and expand protections offered by federal fair housing laws in place for decades.

Making It in San Diego: 98-Year-Old Woman Facing Eviction in Ocean Beach

A 98-year-old woman is being evicted from her Ocean Beach home after living there for nearly three decades.

Betty Morse moved into her tiny Ocean Beach cottage back in the late 1980’s. After her husband died, she needed a place she could afford.

“I was by myself, but I managed,” Morse said. “I could walk to work.”

Morse said the rent was about $100 when she moved in.

“It was a beautiful place to live because you could walk to the beach and watch the sunset,” she said.

Novato Rejects Anti-Bias Rules for Low-Income Renters

Prospective tenants in Novato who are turned away by landlords solely because they have Section 8 vouchers won’t have legal protection from the city — at least not yet.

Guidelines that county officials hope will be adopted by each of Marin’s cities and towns were struck down by the Novato City Council on Tuesday, citing concerns that the scope of those regulations may have been too broad.

Kat

I am a permanantly disabled woman w/chronic mental & physical disabilities, who has been unfaily terminated by the SHRA, and my rights, (disability, woman's, housing & VAWA), were violated! Now homeless w/o la live in Aide, unable to afford rent, w/serious health problems, etc., I have had a hard time fighting against this agency, and cI annot find/afford legal help.  I cannot believe how this agency has just thrown me out to the wolves, leaving me to die, and the laws for disabled people ignored, threatening my survival? Am I going to be just another victim of discrimination?

"No Section 8" Policies by Landlords Now Unlawful in Santa Monica

“Good morning, this is 2015 Properties in Santa Monica. How may I help you?”

“Good morning, sir. My name is Ellie Ramirez and I’m calling about the one bedroom apartment in Sunset Park that’s advertised on Craigslist.”

“You’re in luck, Ellie. It’s still available and I’m the manager, Craig Perry. “The rent is $1,900 a month,” Craig adds. “When we run your credit report, will we see that you can afford that?”

“Oh, yes,” replies Ellie. “I work part-time and just got a Section 8 housing voucher so I can afford up to—”

Section 8 Stock Fails to Meet Housing Need

Anyone who’s ever searched for a rental on Craigslist has seen the parenthetical message next to a listing: No Section 8.

It’s a barrier to many who can’t afford Sebastopol’s median rent of approximately $2,000.

The Section 8 housing voucher choice program assists low-income individuals and families with their rental payments. In Sonoma County, the program is administered by the county’s Community Development Commission (CDC), spearheaded by executive director Margaret Van Vliet.

Minneapolis Lawmakers Pass Controversial Housing Ordinance

The Minneapolis City Council passed an ordinance Friday prohibiting landlords from denying renters because they have a Section 8 housing voucher.

Section 8 is a government program aimed to increase affordable housing choices for very low-income households by allowing families to choose privately owned rental housing.

The measure passed Friday is intended to put voucher holders on equal footing with other people seeking housing options in Minneapolis.

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