The ERC submitted testimony regarding the DC Housing Authority's performance to the Committee on Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization on March 1, 2021.
The Housing Choice Voucher Program can and should be a tool used to desegregate DC and correct the harms done by decades of racist policy, and DCHA has made great strides to achieve this goal, [...]
Earlier this year, Virginia passed several exciting fair housing bills. These bills make it illegal to discriminate based on source of income, sexual orientation, gender identity, and veteran status.
Minimum income requirements set by housing providers to screen out housing voucher holders are illegal source of income discrimination.
The exclusion of low-income individuals and families, especially African American families, from the private rental market contributes to the ongoing patterns of gentrification and displacement [...]
Beyond “No Section 8 Accepted”: How various landlord actions beyond outright denials can make it hard for voucher holders to obtain housing
Despite source of income protections, voucher holders still face illegal outright denials as well as more covert forms of deterrence from housing.