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Combating Landlords' Resistance to Renting to Section 8 Recipients

By Adam Culbreath & James Wilkinson

Families receiving Section 8 subsidies may encounter landlords who refuse to rent to them. Advocates can use state statutes, case law prohibiting discrimination based on source of income, and the federal Fair Housing Act to protect Section 8 recipients. In Minnesota, through public education, legislative activity, and litigation, advocates applied a multifaceted approach to combat discrimination against recipients of housing subsidies.

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