This act shall be known as the End Income Discrimination in Housing Act.

To help families afford decent housing by ending source of income discrimination


(a) A landlord may not, based on the source of income of an otherwise eligible prospective tenant or current tenant:

(b) A landlord may not make, print or publish, or cause to be made, printed or published any notice, statement or advertisement, with respect to the sale or rental of a dwelling that indicates any preference, limitation or discrimination because of reliance on rental payments derived from any government or private assistance, grant, loan program, or income derived from any lawful profession or occupation.

(c) If a landlord requires that a prospective tenant or current tenant have a certain threshold level of income, any source of income in the form of a rent voucher or subsidy must be subtracted from the total of the monthly rent prior to calculating if the income criteria have been met.

(d) Any violation of this section is an unlawful practice, enforceable by DEPARTMENT in the same manner as existing STATE housing discrimination laws.

(e) "Source of income" includes benefits or subsidy programs including, but not limited to, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Assistance, housing assistance, public assistance, emergency rental assistance, veterans benefits, social security, supplemental security income or other retirement programs, and other programs administered by any federal, state, local, private or nonprofit entity.