Source of Income Discrimination (SID)

is when you are denied housing based on your method of payment. Many people in New York City with Section 8, LINC, SEPS, FEPS, VASH, HASA among others are facing SID.

 
 
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Stop Source of Income Discrimination in NYC

 

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Have you experienced Source of Income Discrimination? 

If you are applying for housing and have been turned away because of your voucher (i.e Section 8, LINC, SEPS, FEPS, VASH etc...), report your experience here:


 
 
 
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Why We need to stop sid

This type of discrimination encourages a housing market that stigmatizes vouchers and limits the opportunities of people looking for housing with alternative forms of income.

 
 
 

Source Of Income Discrimination May Sound Like:  

 
  "We have a minimum income requirement of $--."

"We have a minimum income requirement of $--."

  "We'll have to check with our landlord which of our buildings accepts that voucher."

"We'll have to check with our landlord which of our buildings accepts that voucher."

  "We don't take programs."

"We don't take programs."

  "Tenants with that voucher have to pay extra security"

"Tenants with that voucher have to pay extra security"

Statements like these are unlawful and illegal. Know your rights to better recognize discrimination and act upon it.

 
 
 
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What can you do about sid?

Nonprofits and city agencies are teaming up to better track and punish repeat offenders. Find out ways to get more involved in the campaign to end SID, and become an active citizen. 

 
 
 

Questions? Concerns?

ready to take action?