Your Money’s No Good Here: Source of Income Discrimination in Maryland Housing

APA Planning & Law Division

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Thursday, April 11, 2019
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. EDT

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Overview

Source of Income (SOI) discrimination has long plagued low-income individuals seeking housing. Many that are forced to pay rent with government vouchers, veteran’s benefits, social security payments and the like are often denied housing by landlords as a pretext for prohibited discrimination based on race, disability, national origin and more. SOI discrimination contributes to concentrations of poverty, homelessness, and racial segregation in housing. Recent momentum, including the passage of a state-wide SOI discrimination ban in Washington State, as well as the recent introduction of federal bills seeking to do the same nationally, shows that we are at a pivotal point in the fight to stop SOI discrimination. This program will discuss advocacy strategies for capitalizing on this momentum to pass SOI anti-discrimination laws in Maryland.

Speakers

Matthew Hill

Invited Speaker

Matt Hill is an attorney and team leader of the Human Right to Housing Project (formerly known as the Tenant Advocacy Project) at the Public Justice Center (PJC). The Human Right to Housing Project seeks to protect and expand tenants’ rights to safe, habitable, affordable, and non-discriminatory housing and to ... Read More

Tisha Guthrie

Tisha Guthrie is a local advocate in Baltimore, Maryland. Read More

Lisa Hodges

Lisa Hodges is Executive Director of NAACP Baltimore City. Read More

Charles E. Sydnor, III

Charles E. Sydnor, III is a Delegate for District 44 in the Maryland House of Delegates. Read More

Steve Lafferty

Invited Speaker

Steve Lafferty has been a member of the Maryland House of Delegates since 2007, representing District 42A in Baltimore County. He serves on the Environmental and Transportation Committee and chairs the subcommittee on the environment. He has focused on land use, cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay, housing and community development ... Read More

Contact Info

Scott Henson, Scott.henson@americanbar.org