Maryland county to let landlords turn away subsidized tenants

May 14, 1998
Howard County housing officials are moving to give landlords the power to turn away rental applicants who receive government housing subsidies, a significant change in one of the most pro-tenant local housing policies in Maryland. Howard is one of only two Maryland counties that prohibit landlords from refusing to rent to applicants based on their source of income. But legislation pending before the County Council would allow Howard landlords to refuse to rent to applicants who receive government housing subsidies once 20 percent of an apartment complex is occupied by such tenants.