Protecting tenants from housing discrimination turns out to be tricky

Filed under “adventures in legal sausage-making…” The Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development and Arts Committee began deliberation on an ordinance that would modify the city’s housing code to provide additional protections for tenants against discrimination by landlords, and especially based on the source(s) of income being used to pay the rent. But it quickly turned into a messy — and possibly intractable — endeavor.

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