The Alliance for Housing Affordability recently prepared a memorandum on the issue of Source of Income Discrimination (SOID). You can now read the full report here.
Source of Income Discrimination (SOID) is the practice of a landlord choosing to not renew a tenant’s lease due to their source of income. Often, but not always, the income in question is a Section 8 voucher that the tenant uses to help pay their monthly rent. Other sources of income discrimination are from child support or disability payments. Unless prohibited by city or county law, SOID is legal in the state of Washington.