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Advocates' Efforts to Battle Landlords' Minimum-Income Requirements

An Overview

By Adam Culbreath

Many landlords use minimum-income requirements to decide which tenants to accept. However, income policies are not valid predictors of whether a tenant can pay the rent and are often simply a way to exclude low-income families. Advocates have used state civil rights laws and the federal Fair Housing Act to combat landlords' minimum-income requirements.

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