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Zumper, a home-listing site that's raised $150 million from backers like Blackstone and Kleiner Perkins, weeded out thousands of Section 8 renters in a practice some experts say may amount to discrimination

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Nine current and former employees claim, and leaked data suggests, that the listings site Zumper discriminated against Section 8 tenants as it pushed in recent years into the residential-brokerage business.
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Nine current and former employees at real-estate startup Zumper said that during their time there it systematically screened out some lower-income tenants receiving government assistance who inquired about apartments on its site. The federal government's Section 8 voucher program helps...
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