According to the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, “It is an unlawful discriminatory practice to deny, directly or indirectly, any individuals the full and equal enjoyment of housing, including the rental of a dwelling, services, facilities, and privileges, based on the source of income of the individual. ” (Source: DC Office of Human Rights)
For many families in D.C. housing vouchers are a source of income used to secure housing. Sometimes, people are denied access to housing solely based on the fact that they are using a voucher. This is a form of discrimination and it’s illegal. If you have experienced housing voucher discrimination in D.C. contact the National Fair Housing Alliance at 202-898-1661.
Additional Information about Housing Voucher Discrimination