Austin Source of Income ordinance now in effect; City to begin accepting fair housing complaints today based on ordinance 
March 18, 2015 - From Texas Apartment Association

source url John CullensWith the United States Fifth Circuit Court’s decision yesterday, Austin’s source of income ordinance is now in effect. While the Austin Apartment Association and the Texas Apartment Association are continuing to seek both legal and legislative avenues to invalidate the ordinance, for the foreseeable future, Austin properties must comply with it.

go to link follow According to reports, Austin’s fair housing office will begin accepting complaints today (March 18) from voucher holders who believe they have been discriminated against because they participate in Section 8.

Here are some resources to assist you in complying with this new ordinance:

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On a related note, the Senate Business and Commerce Committee passed SB 267 by Sen. Charles Perry (R-Lubbock) yesterday, which would prohibit anti-discrimination ordinances that require owners to accept government housing vouchers from otherwise qualified applicants. Before passing the bill out of committee, Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin) added an amendment that would allow the Austin ordinance to remain in place. Our goal is to make sure that this legislation applies to all cities in Texas, including Austin. We will work on the bill as it moves through the legislative process to have a final product that meets this objective.

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City of Austin Equal Employment/Fair Housing Office
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Questions & Enrollment? Housing Choice ("Section 8") Voucher Program
Housing Authority of the City of Austin
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