2. Who would it impact?
Neighbors: Passing this bill could potentially lift thousands out of homelessness while eliminating the threat of homelessness for countless others by allowing local governments to protect Texans from housing discrimination.
Fighting Homelessness – ensure that families who are qualified for housing have access to it, so they aren’t left on the street or in a shelter.
Effective Use of Resources – more than $8 million a year in housing vouchers go unused in North Texas, largely due to housing discrimination.
Fairness and Equity – housing discrimination leads to high inequality by concentrating low-income neighbors in areas with poor access to critical services and resources like public transportation.
End the Stigma – current laws perpetuate the stigma & misinformation many landlords have toward vouchers.