Landlords Can't Shun Section 8 Tenants, Court Rules
In the latest ass-kicking, a judge has upheld a recently-passed law prohibiting landlords from refusing to accept Section 8 tenants who get their rent paid by the federal government due to
physical or mental disability financial or other hardships. In court landlords had complained about processing delays that made collecting their Section 8 rents a chore, and also claimed the new law didn't apply to old tenants. Emily Jane Goodman of State Supreme Court disabused them Tuesday. A spokesman for the landlords' association says Goodman "was determined to interpret this law in a way that benefited the tenant." Get used to it, fellas. Revised, 12:00 pm. Photo (cc) Carl MiKoy.