Source of Income

Source of income legislation would require property owners to participate in voluntary federally-subsidized housing programs like Section 8.  However, regulatory compliance with these voluntary programs can be expensive and beyond the sophistication of small landlords. The cost of participation ends up being paid by residents who aren’t in the program, which raises the rent for everyone.  The solution is to fix the federal program to make participation not so expensive, not force all residents to pay for participation in a broken program.