source of income discrimination

Bill targeting source-of-income discrimination bans in Kentucky’s largest cities heads to governor’s desk

BY: - February 27, 2024

FRANKFORT — Legislation that critics say would undermine ordinances in Lexington and Louisville that ban discrimination by landlords against a prospective tenant’s source of income is headed to Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s desk.  House Bill 18, sponsored by Rep. Ryan Dotson, R-Winchester, won final passage Tuesday in the Kentucky House of Representatives after the Kentucky […]

Sen. Stephen West, R-Paris, speaks before a Senate committee.

GOP bill would ban KY cities from requiring landlords to accept Section 8 vouchers. None do.

BY: - January 17, 2024

Kentucky cities could not require landlords to take federal low-income housing vouchers, also known as “Section 8” vouchers, for rent under a bill passed out of a Senate committee Wednesday. Housing and tenant advocates, who strongly oppose the proposal, say it could potentially stop efforts by Kentucky’s two largest cities to prevent housing discrimination.  Bill […]