NEW YORK — A lawsuit filed in New York County Supreme Court docket accuses 28 landlords and actual property brokers of discriminating in opposition to low-income tenants.
The Authorized Support Society filed the go well with, claiming the minimal earnings necessities set by landlords principally bar anybody utilizing a housing voucher.
Landlords typically require potential tenants to earn 40 occasions the annual hire, even when their voucher would cowl their whole month-to-month fee.
If an house is $1,500 a month, that will be $60,000 a yr.
The typical housing selection voucher holder in New York Metropolis makes round $19,000 a yr.