Should landlords be allowed to discriminate against former prisoners?

Registered citizens know how difficult it can be for those with a criminal record to find adequate housing. The Seattle City Council is considering a bill that would prohibit landlords from automatically banning ex-felons from housing complexes. According to a report in Seattle  Weekly, the council is also considering prohibiting landlords from using criminal backgroundContinue reading “Should landlords be allowed to discriminate against former prisoners?”

Justice Department will enforce limits on landlord background checks

From the Collateral Consequences Resource Center: Earlier this year the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued new guidance asserting that housing policies that exclude people with criminal records may violate the non-discrimination provisions of the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) if they fail to consider the nature, severity, and recency of criminal conduct and if they are notContinue reading “Justice Department will enforce limits on landlord background checks”