The city of Spokane is facing an uphill battle to educate landlords on a new law prohibiting discrimination against tenants based on the source of their income.

Under the law, which goes into effect Sept. 1, landlords could not have blanket policies refusing to rent to people with housing vouchers. Similar laws have been passed in Seattle, unincorporated King County, Bellevue and Redmond, according to the Tenants Union of Washington.

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