Prohibit Housing Discrimination Source Of Income
The bill adds discrimination based on source of income as a type of unfair housing practice. 'Source of income' is defined to include any source of money paid directly, indirectly, or on behalf of a person, including income from any lawful profession or from any government or private assistance, grant, or loan program.
A person is prohibited from refusing to show, rent, lease, or transmit an offer to rent or lease housing based on a person's source of income. In addition, a person cannot discriminate in the terms or conditions of a rental agreement against another person based on source of income, or based upon the person's participation in a third-party contract required as a condition of receiving public housing assistance. A person cannot include in any advertisement for the rent or lease of housing any limitation or preference based on source of income, or use representations related to a person's source of income to induce another person to rent or lease property.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)