Advocates from around the U.S. will discuss advocacy strategies for passing source-of-income (SOI) anti-discrimination laws at the local, state and federal levels during a webinar on December 19. Source-of-income discrimination has long plagued low-income individuals seeking housing. Many people that pay rent with Housing Choice Vouchers, Social Security income, veteran’s benefits, and other sources are denied housing by landlords who are otherwise prohibited from discriminating based on race, disability, national origin, and family status.
Recent momentum, including the passage of a state-wide SOI discrimination ban in Washington State, as well as the recent introduction of federal bills seeking to do the same nationally, suggest a pivot-point in the effort to stop SOI discrimination.
The webinar panelists include:
- Alison Bell, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (DC)
- Scott Crain, NW Justice Project (WA)
- Demetria McCain, Inclusive Communities Project (TX)
- Philip Tegeler, Poverty Race & Research Action Council (DC)
- Jill Williams, U.S. Coast Guard Veteran (MD)
- Melinda Woods, Washington State Advocate (WA)
- Facilitator: Antonia Fasanelli (MD)
The webinar is sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, Economic Justice Committee.
The webinar will take place on December 19, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET
Register for the webinar at: https://bit.ly/2QO6R22