Gainesville Logo
 
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 201088.    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 4/8/2021 In control: City Attorney
On agenda: 1/6/2022 Final action: 1/6/2022
Title: Proposed Revisions to Chapter 8 titled "Discrimination" of the City Code of Ordinances (B) Ordinance No. 201088 An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, amending Chapter 8, Section 8-88, of the Code of Ordinances, relating to prohibition of discrimination in the sale or rental of housing, by adding a provision clarifying prohibitions against discrimination based on "lawful source of income;" providing directions to the codifier; providing a severability clause; providing a repealing clause; and providing an immediate effective date.
Attachments: 1. 201088_draft ordinance_20211202.pdf, 2. 201088_City of Gainesville Fair Housing Flyer_20211202, 3. 201088_Lawful Source of Income Presentation_20211202, 4. 201088_Fair Housing Rack Card_20211202, 5. 201088_Ordinance Final_20220106

title

Proposed Revisions to Chapter 8 titled "Discrimination" of the City Code of Ordinances (B)

 

Ordinance No.  201088

 

An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, amending Chapter 8, Section 8-88, of the Code of Ordinances, relating to prohibition of discrimination in the sale or rental of housing, by adding a provision clarifying prohibitions against discrimination based on "lawful source of income;" providing directions to the codifier; providing a severability clause; providing a repealing clause; and providing an immediate effective date.

 

recommendation

The City Commission adopt the proposed ordinance.

 

explanation

On June 10, 2021, the General Policy Committee voted to direct staff to amend the Fair Housing ordinance to include: Under lawful source of income, landlord or any agent may only consider the portion of rent the holder of the Section 8 voucher (or other funding subsidy) is required to pay out of pocket.  Our current Fair Housing ordinance already prohibits "lawful source of income" discrimination.  Staff has made the requested changes addressing a landlord's rent-to-income financial qualification calculation as it pertains to voucher holders.  The proposed change would mean that landlords cannot automatically refuse to accept vouchers, or automatically disqualify voucher holders from rental consideration.

 

fiscal note

None 

 

 

 




© 2014 City of Gainesville, Florida. All right reserved.

CONTACT US
City Departments
Online Contact
200 East University Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32601
352-334-5000