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BEST & WORSE STATES (by NE [PA]) Jan 10, 2017 10:53 AM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Jim in O C [CA]) Jan 10, 2017 10:56 AM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by LYnda [TX]) Jan 10, 2017 11:07 AM
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BEST & WORSE STATES (by Mike45 [NV]) Jan 10, 2017 11:53 AM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by David [MI]) Jan 10, 2017 11:59 AM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Roy [AL]) Jan 10, 2017 12:01 PM
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BEST & WORSE STATES (by Moshe [CA]) Jan 10, 2017 12:18 PM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by TA [CA]) Jan 10, 2017 12:45 PM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Jim in O C [CA]) Jan 10, 2017 12:51 PM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Robert,Ontario,Can [ON]) Jan 10, 2017 12:58 PM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Deanna [TX]) Jan 10, 2017 1:02 PM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Emily [TX]) Jan 10, 2017 1:06 PM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by LivetheDream [AZ]) Jan 10, 2017 1:14 PM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Barbara [VA]) Jan 10, 2017 1:34 PM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Stephen [ON]) Jan 10, 2017 1:44 PM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Stephen [ON]) Jan 10, 2017 1:56 PM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Jan [MO]) Jan 10, 2017 2:18 PM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Ken [NY]) Jan 10, 2017 2:26 PM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Pat [WA]) Jan 10, 2017 2:40 PM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by NJLandlord [NJ]) Jan 10, 2017 4:36 PM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Robert,Ontario,Can [ON]) Jan 10, 2017 5:56 PM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Vee [OH]) Jan 10, 2017 7:44 PM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by CDM [CA]) Jan 10, 2017 8:58 PM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by rentON [PA]) Jan 11, 2017 3:15 AM
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BEST & WORSE STATES (by Moshe [CA]) Jan 11, 2017 10:02 AM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Wilma [PA]) Jan 11, 2017 10:24 AM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Moshe [CA]) Jan 11, 2017 10:43 AM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Dave t [CA]) Jan 11, 2017 1:25 PM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Busy, busy, busy [WI]) Jan 11, 2017 1:33 PM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jan 11, 2017 2:05 PM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by plenty [MO]) Jan 11, 2017 3:50 PM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Moshe [CA]) Jan 11, 2017 8:16 PM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jan 12, 2017 5:31 AM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Eddy Mac [IL]) Jan 12, 2017 6:55 AM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Lynn [MA]) Jan 12, 2017 7:36 AM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Moshe [CA]) Jan 12, 2017 1:13 PM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Katherine [TX]) Jan 12, 2017 2:39 PM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Jim in O C [CA]) Jan 13, 2017 12:43 PM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Cat [WI]) Jan 13, 2017 7:16 PM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by TonyT [PA]) Jan 15, 2017 10:28 PM
BEST & WORSE STATES (by GLEN [NJ]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2017 10:51 AM
In your opinion, what are the best and worst states to be a landlord in?
BEST & WORSE STATES (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2017 10:53 AM
Based solely on what I have read here, I would never buy in California, 'Massachusetts, or New Jersey. --50.107.xxx.xxx
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2017 10:56 AM
CALIFORNIA by far after reading about problems of landlords in other states.
One poster to this site will disagree ! --108.196.xxx.xxx
BEST & WORSE STATES (by LYnda [TX]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2017 11:07 AM
Texas is one of the BEST! --108.87.xx.xxx
BEST & WORSE STATES (by John... [MI]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2017 11:42 AM
Jim: I can't tell if you're saying CA is best or worst. He asked "best & worst" and you gave one answer with little context to know which of those you're saying it is. :)
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Mike45 [NV]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2017 11:53 AM
I am not sure if some of the problems that CA Landlords report are local issues instead of statewide. For example, the length of time it takes to get a deadbeat tenant out in L.A., due to the local court congestion, might not be the same as in Modesto.
And the bureaucratic nightmares that Robert J reports might be due to L.A. County red tape and might not be the same in Kern County!
But I agree with NE that CA, MA and NJ seem to be states that are hard for LL's!
BEST & WORSE STATES (by David [MI]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2017 11:59 AM
otoh, I imagine Robert J has enjoyed the appreciation in CA in the last decade or so. --12.47.xx.xxx
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2017 12:01 PM
All RE is local. Statewide does not mean a lot. --68.63.xxx.xx
BEST & WORSE STATES (by John... [MI]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2017 12:09 PM
Roy: I was thinking the same thing. I agree with that if he means from only an investment standpoint.
But, if he means in general based on state laws, that's a bit different. :)
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Moshe [CA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2017 12:18 PM
I am sure that Robert J and I both enjoy the CA appreciation in property values, the CA increases in rents, and the weather. Frankly, to anyone that has bothered to do his lessons, I would call CA one of the best states.
BEST & WORSE STATES (by TA [CA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2017 12:45 PM
The best and worst are very subjective. If others can't deal with the work it thins out the competition --75.149.xx.x
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2017 12:51 PM
The worst. --108.196.xxx.xxx
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Robert,Ontario,Can [ON]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2017 12:58 PM
We have no states only provinces. The province of Ontario would probably be worst province to be a landlord in. There is rigid rent control, broken landlord, tenant dispute process along with a provincial government who is completely obvious to the realities of the people of Ontario. The premier got the lost lowest rating of any premier in Ontario and Canada. The provincial government is broke where the deficient is going to be the highest in the country. They are living in some sort of dream world where they think bus lanes is rapid transit. Hopefully in a year and half the vote them out as the provincial Liberals are really unpopular with the majority people in Ontario. Having a rating of 15 per cent for a premier is a all time low. --74.220.xxx.xxx
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2017 1:02 PM
TX is pretty good for me, but it would be better if we could garnish. Here, you can only be garnished for alimony, child support, taxes, and student loans. --96.46.xxx.xx
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Emily [TX]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2017 1:06 PM
What Deanna said. I don't know that I would choose many other states to be a landlord in, but the garnishment challenge is a real one. --155.201.xx.x
BEST & WORSE STATES (by LivetheDream [AZ]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2017 1:14 PM
AZ. Usually only takes 21 days to lockout. New law, anyone over 18 not on lease is a trespasser. Just call the cops.
Everything else can be handled with a shovel and a short desert drive. ;-)
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Barbara [VA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2017 1:34 PM
Judging from what I read here I think VA, at least my area, is good for landlording. CA comes across as a nightmare. --68.107.xxx.x
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Stephen [ON]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2017 1:44 PM
Ditto for what Robert said as far as Ontario goes. We have to be the worst environment for landlords north of the border and one of the worst in North America. You can still make money here but they make it very hard and that deters investment. Then the province wonders why the laws of supply and demand make rent go up.
Tenancies are of unlimited duration as tenants have security of tenure no matter how much of a nuisance they may be. Eviction is very hard for reasons other than nonpayment of rent or illegal acts (drug dealing largely). The Human Rights Commission and the provincial government makes a series of crazy and contradictory demands. For example, no welfare or disability payment nor any bank account containing any welfare or disability money whatsoever can be garnished, meaning people on welfare or disability are completely uncollectible. But the Human Rights Commission says it is a violation of Human Rights to make a tenancy decision based on source of income. Landlords are in essence supposed to bear all the risks of the government's social policies and preferences. The province of course won't make landlords whole and absorb the expense of any failed and uncollectible tenancies.
Similarly the Human Rights Commission has actually ruled that it is a violation of human rights for landlords to use rent to income ratios. So the standard of income being 3x rent is against the law. In submissions to the government some tenant's rights groups have argued that landlords should be able to make no decisions at all based on income as by definition in their view tenants would never apply for a unit they did not believe they could afford. Therefore if a tenant applies, they can afford it. QED.
The latest is a series of changes to protect tenants against 'sexual violence' which it turns out could merely be a claim of feeling threatened or uncomfortable in some way. It is actually written into the law that there can be no determination of the truth of such claims, once a tenant makes them they are 'deemed' to be true. This is in contrast to similar legislation in Alberta where some evidence had to be provided and a certificate issued to allow breaking a lease. The upshot in Ontario is that tenants can get out of fixed term leases on short notice and fixed term leases have no hold on a savvy and unscrupulous tenant.
Home owners of course know what to expect if they try and get out of a mortgage on similar grounds. There is no relief for them and that is because the banks are a much bigger and more powerful interest group than landlords.
These provisions can be used quite creatively. Suppose you have two tenants living in a unit, one employed and one on public assistance. The employed tenant issues a notice to terminate his/her interest in the tenancy due to a claim of sexual violence. This is automatically accepted as true and the tenant's responsibilities under the lease are ended. The employed tenant then turns around and moves back into the unit. Voila, they are no longer a tenant they are a guest of the remaining tenant and cannot be sued. You are left with the uncollectible tenant and out of luck whenever they decide to stop paying rent, which can be an attractive proposition for tenants on the make. Routine evictions easily take 3-4 months by which time the tenant could owe you $5k.
There has been consultation and there are suggestions that the government might provide relief for landlords especially small landlords with one or two units who do not know what they are doing and are seen as easy marks for professional tenants. There have been a number of stories about professional tenants who appeal eviction orders to Divisional court, a body that oversees administrative tribunals such as the Landlord and Tenant Board. Merely filing such an appeal gets the tenant an automatic stay of eviction and can leave the tenant in the unit and not paying rent for a year or more. Unbelievable!
The upshot of all of this is that Ontario landlords have to be extremely conservative in terms of who they give the keys to. It is normal to reject large numbers of marginal tenants before settling on one that is solid. With a broken rent dispute mechanism you just can't afford to take a chance. So in one of life's rich ironies measures intended to protect tenants instead prevent them from obtaining housing. Good properties are reserved for first class tenants with rock solid credit, rental history and references. Anyone else is liable to be turned away. --76.67.xxx.xxx
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Stephen [ON]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2017 1:56 PM
Sorry the post above was a bit long, there just is no shortage of material as to why Ontario deserved the trophy as most landlord hostile jurisdiction in North America. One of the landlord groups here has done a comparison and says that our statute, the Residential Tenancies Act, is the longest law of its kind in North America. That gives some idea of the level of regulation that landlords here labour under.
From what I can see from posts here and elsewhere the only state that comes close is CA. Maybe NY or MA. --76.67.xxx.xxx
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Jan [MO]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2017 2:18 PM
MO is a great state in which to be a Landlord.
California sounds like a nightmare. Plus, it's a community property state. Another nightmare IMHO.... --144.191.xxx.x
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2017 2:26 PM
I think California and Massachusetts are the worst,I think Moshe is used to it and knows how to deal with it which is why Moshe is ok with it.Other than taxes in NY I think NY is pretty good but that may be because I am used to it. --24.25.xxx.xxx
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Pat [WA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2017 2:40 PM
Seattle, WA and getting worse. When the city needs more money, they go after the landlords for more rules, fees and inspections. --72.134.xxx.xxx
BEST & WORSE STATES (by NJLandlord [NJ]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2017 4:36 PM
It is interesting to observe the worst States for landlording (CA, NJ, MA, etc) seem to produce the richest landlords. --173.72.xx.xxx
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Robert,Ontario,Can [ON]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2017 5:56 PM
What is happening in the area where the apartment buildings are located is most of the single family houses which once upon a time were rentals are being sold then becoming owner occupied houses. A lot of the smaller rental housing providers are leaving the rental housing. Most do not know but the tenancy advocate chairs are actually homeowners as the generous government funding which at times was close half million a year the chairs own their own houses. When one goes into the tenancy advocate website they will not tell you who in charge. I guess they don't people to find out. It sounds like a scam so what are they hiding. Toronto Tenants.org --74.220.xxx.xx
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2017 7:44 PM
I thought someone would mention crook county near Chicago, I think every state has one or 2 tenant friendly judge/magistrates that make it hard for the newer businessman to operate with funds left for maintenance. --76.188.xxx.xxx
BEST & WORSE STATES (by CDM [CA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2017 8:58 PM
I think anywhere that there is rent control is the worst place to be a LL. There are parts of California, like Robert J's LA and San Francisco and Berkeley, where it's almost impossible to get rid of a tenant. But it sounds even worse in New Jersey. I am in a part of California with no rent control, so I have not had that problem. It's easy to find good tenants where I am. The worst thing about my area (the bay area) is that it's impossible to buy rental units that pencil out as good investments for cash flow. --24.130.xx.xx
BEST & WORSE STATES (by rentON [PA]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2017 3:15 AM
I can only speak of my experience in Pennsylvania and I will say that it has been a "fair" state to operate in the rental market. With that said, it still takes too long to get a Tenant out when justified. --70.198.xxx.x
BEST & WORSE STATES (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2017 8:08 AM
NJ property tax increases will wipe out your rent increase by January 1.
There are a lot of undocumented people here as well as potential terrorists. (I got a call for a unit from lead terrorist Mohammed Atta in 2000) and they are still here.
NJ is well equipped to take you to court if you refuse the wrong person for the wrong reason and pick you dry.
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Moshe [CA]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2017 10:02 AM
This thread hasn't really brought any insight into the really best & worst jurisdictions; with the exception of our ON colleagues, there are no details about what is good or bad that locates a jurisdiction on one list or another.
And, CDM rightly points out the effect of rent control provision that are beyond rent control. In CA, such ordinances are at local option, ranging from demonic (e.g., SF, Berkeley) to non-existent (most all other CA jurisdictions).
Thus, a better question, in order to shed light on what jurisdictions are really best or worst, would be to ask about how and what constraints there are that affect landlording. Inconveniences shouldn't count.
And that means that those who who cite jurisdiction other than their own as best or worst, need to know what they are talking about.
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2017 10:24 AM
PA is okay - it does disturb me that small claims is run by district justices, who do NOT need to have any law experience to be elected to the office. --71.175.xxx.xxx
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Moshe [CA]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2017 10:43 AM
district justices: Are you sure that you don't have a right to demand a higher level judge?
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Dave t [CA]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2017 1:25 PM
I'm a little guy in CA with rentals in rent control areas and without. So far I don't mind rent control. Sure, I inherited a tenant with slightly below market rent, but I've raised their rent the legal 3% every year since and they are now pretty close to right.
However I would like them to move and remodel the unit for even higher rent. So should I be allowed to do that with impunity? Maybe, if you believe might makes right. But I don't and I'm fine with my rent controlled legal avenues of buying them out should I wish.
I knew what I was getting into when I became a landlord here and I find it eminently fair for all parties.
Heh heh ask me again in 20 yrs! ;-) --166.137.x.xx
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Busy, busy, busy [WI]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2017 1:33 PM
The one I can get to in 20 minutes or less :-)
I like doing things myself, so I want to be there.
Wisconsin is fairly neutral as far as landlord tenant laws. A lot of outsiders think they can get great returns in Milwaukee. Yeah, but they just need to google some names : Za Leigha Jenkins, Bill Thou, Layla Peterson, there are many, many others, but my eyes are tearing up. Milwaukee is not for the faint of heart.
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2017 2:05 PM
Canada isn't too LL friendly......Callie isn't that friendly either but Moshe is correct in having nice appreciation - But some how forgot to mention the nasty corrections on mostly non-cash flowing properties.
This is a bit of a loaded question. If you are asking which state is best, I submit too the invest in your own backyard market place. Right now Nashville is smoking hot if you want to play the chase the appreciation game.
At this point in my life, I can't afford another 1990's California crash. I much rather have a boring and slow market place where I not get to worried about these items. I much rather wonder, how many checks are going to be in mail box today vs the folks doing electronic fund transfer.
Other important life issues include oatmeal or Raisin Bran
BEST & WORSE STATES (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2017 3:50 PM
I don't think my state is bad. Fair perhaps. Rules and laws seem fairly staright forward. Judges seem a little generous with time on the exit side if you have to evict. But i feel it's a pretty fair or good state to operate. If course certain cities or counties may vary. --66.87.xx.xx
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Moshe [CA]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2017 8:16 PM
What is meant by "nasty corrections on mostly non-cash flowing properties."?
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2017 5:31 AM
Nasty Corrections........From 1989 to about 91 you had a 22% drop in prices
In SoCal when the aerospace industry dumped the state for Phoenix from 1994-1996, another 27% drop. This past time California was second only to Florida for the wild ride it produced.
The Office of Federal Housing Oversight started it housing price calculator for all states in 1991 - right when your state was at a low point in a real estate cycle. The increase reported by them over that period to the most recently reported quarter is only 147% ranking it only 18th in long haul performance.
Where I will be the first one to say you can a great deal of money out there (and I did) if you buy at the right time, you will be in for a wild ride. Wild rides were great for me when I was younger........that isn't what I want now.
There is a reason why people like Robert Campbell and Bruce Norris study the California market place and not the market place around here. We just go up about the rate of inflation. This is a boring market place........and I like it --24.239.xx.xxx
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Eddy Mac [IL]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2017 6:55 AM
I was getting excited that no one mentioned Illinois until I read Vee's post. Vee, Cook County is interesting, you have Chicago, which has their own set of rules that landlords and not tenants has to go by. Then you have the suburbs of Cook County which everything is usually negotiable. The problem is the Sheriffs department. I'm pretty sure you could get an order of possession on an average of 6 weeks(lots of variables can change that). The sheriffs department is the big joke here. They can MONTHS to get out there to change the locks. Right now were are probably looking at 3 months after an order of possession is issued. --207.63.xxx.x
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Lynn [MA]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2017 7:36 AM
Being from MA. Massachusetts is the worst. --96.92.xxx.xx
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Moshe [CA]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2017 1:13 PM
Still not much in the way of specific reasons why one state is better or worse than another.
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Katherine [TX]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2017 2:39 PM
I've researched markets in about 15 different states and I own in two. TX and MO.
I don't like the government creep in IL. I'd never buy there. Too many cities trying to stick it to the LLs around there with all manner of occupancy fees, unfavorable LL/Tenant codes and the like, nevermind Chicago.
Seattle, WA I agree is awful. I have family there and looked seriously at investing there but passed because of Seattle's habit of coming up with heretofore unforeseen fees, onerous policies and so forth that are punitive toward the property owner.
I avoid CA, MA and NJ due to the overly regulated nature of the business climate there and the liberal leanings of policy in those states. Where ever you have enormous wealth that feels overly compassionate about the "Little guy", the businesses that rely on the little guy for revenue get torched. Things like rent controls tenant friendly laws, advocate judges, higher minimum wages effectively punish businesses trying to serve the "Little guy".
MO is good to operate in although I don't like the amount of time it takes to evict someone. I get around that by vetting well and keeping rents just below market rents. That way I get good prospects to choose from most of the time and I stay pretty well occupied.
TX is best. Texas has the strongest statutes in support of property owners and property rights. In Texas I can get a lock out in 10-14 days from late payment depending on the day of your court filing. That means someone can be late on the 2nd (if rents are due on the 1st without a grace period as mine are), file on the 2nd or 3rd and out 10 days to 2 weeks later. Renters know this and good ones learn to pay on time as a result IME.
That also means you have opportunity to re-rent in the same month as you filed for eviction. As far as I'm aware this is faster process than anywhere else in the US so long as you get on the docket (which in my area isn't too hard at all.)
Texas also allows the LL to seize valuable property under statute to hold as collateral for unpaid rent, but this is a part of the law that must be followed to the letter as some judges think it is unfair.
Texas also is the most economically encouraging state for general business and tends to policies the encourage rather than punish commerce.
I gotta check out AZ. Might have to hit up LTD if she's game. Will be doing a long term gig in PHX starting next month!
And howdy to Jim! I'll be in touch! --97.85.xxx.xxx
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2017 12:43 PM
Ok Katherine. Gullivers is still in business . --108.196.xxx.xx
BEST & WORSE STATES (by Cat [WI]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2017 7:16 PM
I think a portion of my state could be one of the worst (Madison and Dane County) and one of the best (most of the rest of the state, except maybe Milwaukee.
See fair housing list below over and above the other portions of the state. I am thinking that in Madison, there are 23 protected classes. They go way above and beyond in protecting tenants.
City and county fair housing ordinances may include additional protected classes. For instance, the cities of Madison, Milwaukee and Appleton, as well as Milwaukee and Dane Counties, have protected classes not included in state and federal fair housing laws. (See below for more information about these locally-protected classes.)
Do you suspect you were denied the opportunity to rent an apartment, buy a home, get a home loan, or buy homeowners insurance because of one of the characteristics listed above?
In the City of Madison and Dane County
Military Discharge Status – Type of military discharge, also including active duty status.
Physical Appearance – The outward appearance of any person.
Political Beliefs – A person's opinions concerning the social, economic and governmental structure of society and its institutions.
Student Status – Having or not having standing as an enrollee of a school or apprenticeship program.
Domestic Partnership – Two adults in a relationship of mutual support, who occupy the same dwelling as a single housekeeping unit, and whose relationship is of a permanent domestic character.
Tenant Union Association – Persons who form or are associated with a tenant union.
Gender Identity – Identifying or presenting oneself as male, female or androgynous, regardless of one's biological sex at birth.
Genetic Identity – Genetic information unique to the individual, including information about genetic tests. (City of Madison only)
Citizenship Status – The immigration status or citizenship of any person. (City of Madison only)
Section 8 Housing Vouchers – Participants in the Housing Choice Voucher Program.
Nonreligion – Atheism, agnosticism, or other disbelief or lack of belief in the existence of God or gods. (City of Madison only)
Homelessness – the status of lacking housing, including having a shelter or transitional housing facility as a primary residence. (City of Madison only)
In the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County
Gender Identity or Expression is also a protected class, protecting a gender identity, appearance, expression, or behavior of an individual, regardless of the individual’s assigned sex at birth.
Military Service – Past or present membership in the military. (City of Milwaukee only)
Domestic Partnership – Having status in a domestic partnership. (Milwaukee County only)
In the City of Appleton
Gender Identity or Expression is also a protected class, protecting a gender-related self-identity, appearance, expression, or behavior of an individual, regardless of the individual’s assigned sex at birth.
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BEST & WORSE STATES (by TonyT [PA]) Posted on: Jan 15, 2017 10:28 PM
I do like in PA you can garnish wages if back rent is owed. --73.230.xxx.xx