This week the Baltimore County Council considered a bill that would’ve prohibited landlords from discriminating against tenants who use housing vouchers. They opted to reject that bill.
Baltimore County has a long, shameful history of housing discrimination; this bill, which would’ve banned landlords from discriminating against tenants who use Section 8 housing vouchers, was supposed to be a corrective; it was reached through an agreement with the NAACP and HUD. But the council voted it down in a 6-1 vote. Council members worried that it would lower property values, according to the Baltimore Sun.
Howard, Montgomery, and Frederick counties all have laws prohibiting such discrimination. There were plenty of other people who opposed the anti-discrimination bill… like this white supremacist website. Just saying.
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