Back in February, we reported that the City Council passed a bill to end housing discrimination based on the use of Section 8 vouchers.  Shortly after, Mayor Bloomberg vetoed it, telling the New York Times, that the bill, “fails to recognize that the onus should be on government to make the program more attractive for private sector participation, not the other way around.”

This week, the City Council overturned the Mayor’s veto, ensuring that landlords can no longer refuse Section 8 vouchers or advertise that such vouches will not be accepted.  “We understand there is an affordability crisis, and this is one of the ways to respond to it,” Council Member Bill de Blasio, who introduced the bill, told the Times.

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