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WHY RENT TO A CONVICTED FELON?

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BY PROVIDING RENTALS FOR FELONS, YOU CAN INCREASE THE POOL OF RENTERS FOR YOUR APARTMENTS WHILE ENJOYING THE SATISFACTION OF KNOWING THAT YOU ARE HELPING AN EX-CONVICT GET BACK ON HIS OR HER FEET.

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THE FAIR HOUSING ACT MAKES IT ILLEGAL TO DISCRIMINATE IN THE SALE OR RENTAL OF HOUSING. THE SEVEN PROTECTED CLASSES INCLUDED IN THE ACT ARE RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, SEX, FAMILIAL STATUS, AND DISABILITY. THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT HAS PLEDGED TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS. IN 2016 THE H.U.D ISSUED GUIDANCE ON HOW THE FAIR HOUSING ACT APPLIES TO HOUSING POLICIES WITH REGARD TO INDIVIDUALS WITH CRIMINAL HISTORY. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.

A BLANKET AUTOMATIC DENIAL FOR ANY CRIMINAL STATUS ON A TENANT SCREENING REPORT MAY MAKE DECISION MAKING EASIER BUT IT MIGHT NOT BE FOR THE BEST FOR EITHER PARTY. TAKE TIME TO LEARN THE STORY BEHIND THE PERSON.

INDIVIDUALS WITH CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE SEVEN CLASSES PROTECTED FROM DISCRIMINATION UNDER THE FAIR HOUSING ACT.

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