“UPDATE: The City Council voted 11-2 to approve this bill during their meeting on Monday, August 6. District 2 Councilman Kevin Flynn and District 5 Councilwoman Mary Beth Susman voted no on the bill. They said during a discussion prior to the vote that they felt the bill needed more work, with Flynn adding he wanted to take a closer look at it. Susman said the bill might not be “fully baked.”
Denver’s elected leaders may send a message to landlords around the city: Open your doors a little wider.
Currently, property owners in Denver can refuse to accept payments from the federal government’s housing assistance programs. On Monday night, the Denver City Council signaled that it wants to end that practice.
The governing board gave initial approval for a bill that would ban “source of income discrimination” in a 10-1 vote. It returns for a final vote next week. A dozen states and dozens of cities already have similar laws.
Supporters said that the city’s Section 8 renters face rejection after rejection from landlords. Often, rental advertisements declare that vouchers aren’t welcome. It’s an obstacle for people who have already won a lottery to get the vouchers.”
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enney, Andrew. Denverite 30 July 2018.