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Source of Income Bill Defeated in Indianapolis

Source of Income Bill

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – On July 8, the Indianapolis City-County Council considered a proposal that would have given "source of income" protected class status under the city's fair housing law. The Indiana Apartment Association opposed the bill and was successful in defeating it in committee. 

The Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana (FHCCI), a private non-profit housing organization, advocated for this legislation in the city. Organizations such as the FHCCI receive federal dollars to conduct testing and investigate fair housing violations. These groups advocate for source of income protections in states and localities arguing that source of income legislation protects and increases housing choice for renters who participate in the federal Housing Choice Voucher Program, also known as Section 8.

Indianapolis is one of several jurisdictions that has considered source of income legislation in 2014. Other notable efforts include the Apartment Association of New Hampshire's effort to avert the expansion of source of income protected class status at the state level.  

NAA continues to monitor these proposals at the state and local levels. Along with talking points and other informational materials available on source of income, NAA uses a legislative alert system to help affiliates communicate with their representatives in their advocacy efforts.  

Please contact NAA Government Affairs’ Nicole Upano for more information.