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Section 8 (housing)

Housing bill deserves Senate support

The Maryland House of Delegates took an important step for fairness by approving the HOME Act which bans housing discrimination based on source of income with a veto-proof majority ("House passes bill to ban discrimination by landlords against voucher holders," March 20).

"Source of income" means any lawful source of funds used in the rental or purchase of housing, including what are known as Housing Choice Vouchers (sometimes called Section 8 vouchers), a form of federal assistance to low-income residents so that they can pay for housing. Other...