Oregon landlords can no longer advertise 'No Section 8'

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Landlords are no longer allowed to turn away prospective tenants because they receive rent subsidies from the federal Section 8 program.

"They definitely should not be allowed to do that," said Jared Mason-Gere, a spokesman for House Speaker Tina Kotek, who sponsored the anti-discrimination legislation.

Last year, Kotek, D-North Portland, pushed through a bill that prevents landlords from discriminating against renters simply because they use a Section 8 voucher to pay for a unit. The law took effect Tuesday.

Kotek pushed for changes hoping more low-income renters would have a better selection of housing options. Section 8 recipients generally pay about 30 percent of their income toward housing, with the voucher covering the rest. But it's up to the voucher-holder to find a landlord willing to participate in the program.

Read more at OregonLive.com

 

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