KY bill threatens Lexington’s proposed ban on source of income discrimination by landlords

The Herald Leader’s Beth Musgrave reports:

A bill filed in the Kentucky legislature would ban local governments from prohibiting landlords from discriminating against people who use federal housing vouchers and other types of payment for rent.

According to the General Assembly Legislative Record, House Bill 18 would: “Create new sections of KRS Chapter 65 to prohibit local governments from adopting or enforcing ordinances that prohibit owners of housing accommodations from refusing to lease or rent the housing accommodation to a person when the person’s source of income to pay rent includes funding from a federal housing assistance program; prohibit local governments from requiring an owner of property occupied by an individual other than the owner to pay an emergency response fee that arises out of the actions of another over which the owner has no control; EMERGENCY.

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