Housing advocates say Lexington's 2013 ordinance regulating day shelters is discriminatory

May 07, 2014
Housing advocates and the American Civil Liberties Union are raising questions over a 2013 city ordinance regulating day shelters for the homeless that they claim is discriminatory against the poor and could run afoul of federal housing laws.
     Bill Sharp, staff attorney for the ACLU of Kentucky, said that his organization is looking at the ordinance that was passed in October 2013. The ordinance requires a special permit for facilities operating during daylight hours if they serve people with "limited financial resources, including people who are homeless."