13712238_175429996202182_899775947_n

EXCERPT: “A coalition of building owners and property management firms have filed a lawsuit against the city of Minneapolis, saying the City Council’s recent passing of an anti-discrimination ordinance regarding Section 8 voucher holders is illegal, though the city’s attorney said Thursday that they’re wrong and will lose the dispute. The complaint, filed Tuesday within the Fourth Judicial District Court of Hennepin County, seeks to determine the legality of the city’s ordinance. The suit argues the city’s ordinance is preempted by state law and federal regulations and that it’s illegal because federal Housing Choice Vouchers are part of a voluntary program under federal law, said Pete Coyle, an attorney from Bloomington-based Larkin Hoffman who represents the coalition. The lawsuit also seeks an injunction be put in place against the city’s ordinance. Minnesota law does not require property owners to participate in the HVC program and by enforcing such a rule, the city’s ordinance would conflict with state law, the complaint states.” FULLSTORY: http://bit.ly/2t2iN4I