Full Council will vote on proposal on Aug. 8
District 1 City Councilmember Lisa Herbold's Source of Income Discrimination legislation was brought before a City Council committee on July 22 and unanimously voted to be brought before the full Council on Aug. 8.
Later in the day Herbold attended a meeting at Arrowhead Gardens, whose senior residents consider affordable housing a top priority.
Hebold's legislation protects tenants who pay rent with alternative sources of income, makes the screening practice fairer, adds eviction safeguards and bans Preferred Employer Programs.
“Today’s vote is a significant step towards increasing fair access to rental housing,” said Herbold. According to the Seattle’s Renting Crisis Report from the Washington Community Action Network, “48% of individuals who pay for rent with Social Security Disability Insurance or Social Security retirement income said that discrimination prevents them from having successful rental applications.”More ›