Policy Brief: Source of Income Discrimination in Ohio

3 Pages Posted: 29 May 2019

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Joseph Mead

Cleveland State University

Megan Hatch

Cleveland State University

J. Rosie Tighe

Cleveland State University

Kristi Andrasik

Cleveland State University

Date Written: April 30, 2019

Abstract

Over 229,000 households in Ohio use a federal housing voucher to help pay their rent. Yet in most places in the state, landlords can legally refuse to rent to a prospective tenant solely based on the source of their rent payment. This practice, known as “source of income discrimination” adds unnecessary burdens to households that already face many challenges in securing housing and disproportionately impacts marginalized populations such as women and African Americans throughout the state.

This policy brief describes the scope of Source of Income Discrimination in Ohio and discusses House Bill 229, intended to respond to the practice.

Keywords: Housing, discrimination, fair housing

Suggested Citation

Mead, Joseph and Hatch, Megan and Tighe, J. Rosie and Andrasik, Kristi, Policy Brief: Source of Income Discrimination in Ohio (April 30, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3380463 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3380463

Joseph Mead (Contact Author)

Cleveland State University ( email )

Cleveland, OH 44115
United States

Megan Hatch

Cleveland State University ( email )

Cleveland, OH 44115
United States

J. Rosie Tighe

Cleveland State University ( email )

1717 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
United States

Kristi Andrasik

Cleveland State University ( email )

Cleveland, OH 44115
United States

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