March 18, 2015 - From Texas Apartment Association
source url With 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.
- Advice about how to comply with the ordinance
- Copy of the ordinance
- AAA source of income training materials
- Austin Housing Authority’s website
go to link Additional information:
- Read the Fair Housing Ordinance with SOI amendment
- View TAA's advice on how to comply with the ordinance
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
Questions & Enrollment?
http://www.cgmediagroup.com/write-my-peper/ Housing Choice ("Section 8") Voucher Program
Housing Authority of the City of Austin