City's Section 8 Antidiscrimination Ordinance Doesn't Violate Owner's Rights

Facts: An owner sued the city over a new law that bars owners from screening out prospective tenants who use Section 8 vouchers. Under the new rules, owners can screen prospective renters but can no longer stipulate that Section 8 tenants aren’t allowed. The ordinance grants reprieve for landlords who can show compliance would create an “undue hardship,” though only after a discrimination claim is filed with the city’s Civil Rights Department.

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