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polster2 November 5th, 2019 1:10pm

In a party-line vote, the HOME Act, introduced by Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, became law Monday. The bill prohibits landlords from discriminating against low-income residents in the county who depend on federal housing vouchers.

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FitzDarcy Earth
11/06/19 2:45 am

So you can just let people that don't pay and wreck your property go on living there...nice

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suppressedID Honor RBGs Wish
11/07/19 9:03 pm

Look at you and your class based assumptions. I’m a landlord and I can tell you there are plenty of people with money who are trashy.

polster2 US
11/27/19 5:53 pm

Section 8 is guaranteed income.

Radon Parts Unknown
11/05/19 7:47 pm

Hey, I've seen this one before!

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think4yourself Not a safe space
11/05/19 11:18 am

Bad law. Most landlords don’t accept housing vouchers for good reason. This bill will cause rents to go up and the quality of housing to go down.

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polster2 US
11/05/19 1:27 pm

Rents will go up anyway. Local jurisdictions are only willing to subsidize rents at a certain cost.

think4yourself Not a safe space
11/05/19 1:37 pm

Not true. When costs go up there is no room to be competitive and prices have to go up. People, businesses, often keep their prices stable to be competitive as long as they are making a profit.

shygal47 Florida east coast
11/05/19 9:05 am

Isn’t sad that we have to enact laws such as this ... ?!

kscott516 Show Time
11/05/19 7:16 am

It’s their home, they should get to decide who lives in it.

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DonWichita Kansas
11/05/19 7:08 am

If the landlord's reasonable requirements and price are met then it seems it shouldn't matter.

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ConservativeD Libertarian in disguise
11/05/19 6:35 am

Anytime you force a business to do something - it’s a bad law.

How about incentives those businesses to work with individuals that normally would be denied a transaction based off the types of incomes they hold - with tax breaks, or tax subsidies.....

Convincing and educating people to do the right thing, vs making laws to force people to “do the right thing” is what causes divide in our country.

An argument could be made that these low income based housing could close up shop to reject this law - then what?

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polster2 US
11/05/19 6:40 am

Yeah, I agree. This law is going to have some combination of the following two things occur:

1. People will move elsewhere because they don’t want to live near people on Section 8.

2. Landlords will jack up rents to be above the maximum that the local jurisdiction is willing to contribute.

think4yourself Not a safe space
11/05/19 11:24 am

True. It will increase the chances a rental will get trashed and the landlord will either have to raise the rent to cover those costs or just not have the funds to repair their rentals and decrease the quality of rentals.