Report Shows Many Marion County Residents Denied Housing
Amy Nelson, Executive Director , says “the fact that they are shut out of so many neighborhoods, due to the very voucher which is in place to give them more housing options, is disheartening.”
This was the first such audit in Indiana--and it evaluated the scope of this currently lawful form of housing discrimination and its impact on housing choice.
“At a 90% refusal rate, a Section 8 voucher holder would need to make 10 calls before finding a housing provider willing to accept their use of his or her voucher in the majority white areas. This is a daunting task for a housing search and an extremely time consuming and frustrating one,” continued Nelson.
A proposal to add source of income housing protection passed the Indianapolis City-County Rules and Public Policy Committee Tuesday night. It goes to the full council in December.