Baltimore County Council Seeks Law to Protect Veterans Against Housing Discrimination

Military veterans may soon be added to the list of protected classes under Baltimore County housing discrimination laws.

The county council is considering legislation proposed by council member Todd Crandell to prohibit housing discrimination against military veterans.

As reported in The Baltimore Sun:

Current county law bans housing discrimination based on a person’s race, creed, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or physical or mental disability.

In addition to making it illegal to discriminate against veterans, Crandell’s bill also makes it possible for a housing provider to give a preference to veterans and their families.

The idea, Crandell said, is that developers could build apartment complexes or housing subdivisions specifically for veterans. Crandell said there is currently no legal way to do a veterans-only development, even though it’s a concept that many people like in part of his district.

For more information read the full article in The Baltimore Sun.