As Denverites increasingly struggle to keep up with surging housing costs, the city has launched programs like rent assistance to help bridge the gap.

But little good it does when landlords won’t accept payment through city assistance programs.

A Denver City Council member wants to address through a new measure what she calls discrimination, Denverite reports.

As the online publication notes, it’s difficult to obtain assistance through the Denver Housing Authority’s lottery-based Section 8 rent voucher system, which offers assistance up to fair-market rent. Residents often end up sacrificing their assistance because they can’t find a landlord who will accept it. Reports Denverite:

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