Amended Fair Housing Ordinance Goes Into Effect March 1

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The Louisville Metro Council has voted in a new ordinance that adds four new protected classes for housing that landlords need to be aware of. It goes into effect on March 1, 2021.

According to a city press release:

"Louisville’s ordinances currently provide for non-discriminatory housing practices for protected classes such as race, color, religion, national origin, familial status, disability, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation. The new ordinance, sponsored by Councilwoman Jessica Green (D-1), adds, to the protections the ordinance currently provides protection against discrimination based on:

  • "A person's homeless status
  • Prior military service
  • Criminal history
  • Source of income such as child support, foster care subsidies, income derived from social security, grants, pension or any form of federal, state or local public assistance or housing assistance"

Attorney Michelle Rawn has provided us with the 11-page ordinance in a PDF document. Click here to view or download the document.



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