Nov 03

San Francisco City Attorney announces a $245,000 settlement of a lawsuit filed against Lem-Ray Properties for allegedly discriminating against low-income tenants by refusing to accept government housing vouchers. As part of the settlement, Lem-Ray agreed to court oversight to ensure they comply with the Federal Housing Act and also to advertise to prospective tenants that they accept Section 8 vouchers.

Source: City Attorney Herrera wins $245K settlement in low-income tenant discrimination case – The San Francisco Examiner

Sep 28

Rose Adams, who was elected head of an Annie Coleman 14 tenants group, said the county representatives did not explain why Miami-Dade had suddenly concluded crime was too dangerous for tenants to remain. “We’ve been living in these conditions for all this time,” said Adams, who has lived at the complex since 2013, sharing an apartment with her son, daughter and a grandson. “We’re not understanding the urgency and the emergency.”

Source: Miami-Dade closing public housing complex over crime, decay | Miami Herald

Jul 08

The city filed two lawsuits last week against landlords of two property management companies alleging discrimination against prospective tenants who use vouchers to help them pay their rent in a move that brought a swift reaction from Queens lawmakers, according to the Department of Social Services. Elected officials across the city were disheartened to learn that Oxford Realty and Atlas Realty have been accused of discriminating against potential renters who rely on Section 8 and other programs for rental

Source: City files two housing discrimination lawsuits • TimesLedger

May 28

In a new collaboration with the Community Land Trust Association of West Marin and Marin Housing Authority, the county will offer a suite of financial incentives and support services designed to entice landlords to make rents affordable. The two-year pilot program, approved by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, is largely focused on helping landlords rent to people with Section 8 housing vouchers. In West Marin, however, the incentives won’t be limited to assisting those with federal vouchers.The county

Source: Program will help landlords make rents affordable | The Point Reyes Light

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