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File #: O-395-19    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Held in Committee
File created: 11/18/2019 In control: Community Affairs, Health and Education Committee
On agenda: 8/12/2020 Final action:
Title: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS. 92.02, 92.03 and 93.04 OF THE LOUISVILLE METRO CODE OF ORDINANCES ("LMCO") AMENDING THE DISCRIMINATION ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR MORE FAIR ACCESS TO RENTAL HOUSING.
Sponsors: Jessica Green (D-1), David James (D-6), Bill Hollander (D-9), Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4)
Attachments: 1. O-395-19 Proposed CAM 12.3.19.pdf, 2. O-395-19 V.1 112119 Amend LMCO Fair Access to Rental Housing.pdf, 3. 12.4.19 Adding Source of Income to Fair Housing Law.pdf, 4. 12-4-19 Kendall Boyd's Housing Discrimination Ordinance Presentation.pdf
ORDINANCE NO. _________________. SERIES 2020
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AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS. 92.02, 92.03 and 93.04 OF THE LOUISVILLE METRO CODE OF ORDINANCES ("LMCO") AMENDING THE DISCRIMINATION ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR MORE FAIR ACCESS TO RENTAL HOUSING.
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SPONSORED BY: COUNCIL MEMBERS GREEN, HOLLANDER,
SEXTON SMITH, AND PRESIDENT JAMES

WHEREAS, the Louisville Metro Council seeks to enhance the health, safety, and general welfare of the public; and
WHEREAS, Louisville Metro desires to implement this ordinance so as to secure for all individuals within the city, freedom from discrimination based on homeless status, prior military service, lawful source of income, and conviction history or arrest history; and
WHEREAS, Louisville Metro is committed to furthering fair housing efforts by promoting fair and equal housing opportunities for its residents, including recognizing both state and federal fair housing laws that address discrimination; and
WHEREAS, one way of prompting fair and equal housing opportunities is to eliminate barriers and increase housing options for tenants that receive rental assistance or financial aid from any federal, state, local, or nonprofit-administered benefit or subsidy program; and
WHEREAS, barriers to opportunities for people with arrest or conviction records increase recidivism and jeopardize the safety of the public, disrupt the financial and overall stability of affected families and communities, and impede Louisville Metro from achieving its maximum potential of economic growth; and
WHEREAS, this ordinance does not intend, and shall not be construed, to require a housing provider to give preference to anyone or to rent to an unqualified tenant; and
WHEREAS, this ordinance shall not be construed to limit a housing provider's ability to choose the most qualified and appropriate candidate from among applicants for housing; and
WHEREAS, the...

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