GA approves bill prohibiting housing discrimination based on source of income

THE R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY has passed legislation that would bar landlords from discriminating against prospective tenants based on a legal source of income, such as federal housing assistance. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD
PROVIDENCE – The General Assembly on Tuesday passed legislation that prohibits housing discrimination against individuals that receive government assistance to pay rent. The bills, introduced by Rep Anastasia P. Williams, D-Providence, and Sen. Meghan E. Kallman, D-Pawtucket, add “lawful source of income” to the state's list of things that  landlords may not use as a…

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