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Section 8 Proposal Angers Indianapolis Landlords

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Advocates for low-income housing and Indianapolis landlords are clashing over a proposal that would make it illegal to reject tenants solely because they use government subsidies to pay their rent.

Opponents tell the Indianapolis Star they fear that requiring landlords to accept Section 8 vouchers could drive some out of business.

The proposal has sparked six months of debate and is likely to undergo changes in a study committee. But there's no compromise in sight.

Supporters of the proposal say that if someone can afford a landlord's rates, it shouldn't matter where their money comes from.

About 82 percent of housing providers in Marion County won't accept Section 8 vouchers.

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