Councilman Adam Mcfadden’s proposed law would ban those kinds of ads.
His law would allow landlords to consider a tenant’s entire income when making rental decisions, but not the source of a person’s income if it includes Section 8 and other government benefits.
Landlord Mary D’alessandro says, “The city holds me accountable for the maintenance of the property. They hold me accountable for tenants’ behaviors. I should have the right to put in that unit who I want.”The Section 8 program was designed to give poor people more choice in where to live, but the majority of housing voucher recipients remain in Rochester’s poor neighborhoods.
City council will take up Mcfadden’s proposal in the coming days.