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soontobemrswood
10-02-2008, 05:24 PM
Okay so my fiance is going to be able to get released on parole in november of 2009. Thing is, he has to have a place to get paroled too. We are looking to get married in the prison. I was wondering if there are any programs that help out wives of felons get a place so their men can be paroled to???

If ANYONE has any information, Please contact me asap!

Mikesgrl138
10-02-2008, 08:09 PM
I had the same problem when i just got my apartment, all the places on my side of town are criminal free so i was worried that he wouldnt be able to parole out to my place but then he talked to his COIII and he said that he can parole out, they will come check the apartment but they dont talk to the apartment complex and he doesnt have to be on the lease(which he couldnt be because of the no criminal rule). When he asked his COIII if he would get in trouble for staying here with me he told him no as long as they see that is it a drug free enviroment and i am not a criminal he should be perfectly fine, as for there being a program that would help you out, im not sure if there is on, maybe the other ladies will know.

dannysbabyblue
10-03-2008, 01:39 AM
It all depends on if hie parole offices wants to notify the landlord as well; I had a really hard time, and I am not even 100% sure if I'll be able to stay where I am when he is released ... time will tell

geeky25
10-15-2008, 02:10 AM
I live in a community of very nice townhomes - the owner - does not check background or anything. Relatively expensive - but definettly workable. it is family centered. and police come once your gone. But he is an extremly nice guy.

Its on a craigslist page under sublets / temporary places for rent. Weekly from 125/week (1 bedroom) with all utilities paid. up to 340/week 4 bedroom.

I dont know if i can post links yet to sites as im new on this forum. but its for Tucson. PM if you want more info. thanks!

theres about 40 townhomes in 3 different sections of town. My daugter and I live there (I am on probation/convicted felon)

kindra_antoin
10-15-2008, 07:36 AM
Does anyone have any info for the Phoenix/Tempe/Mesa areas on apts that accept felons that are somewhat nice?

mrs.battsiii
10-17-2008, 12:31 PM
same here with the tucson apts. found mine listed on craigs list. met the LL at the apt, filled out a page and gave deposit, got key.

asked what will i have to do if i marry my BF, he said send email with name, he'll send a addendum to sign, and pay extra $40 a month starting the next month.

PO said the living arrangements and lease stuff is between me and landlord. she does not call.

good luck. seems like the mom and pop renters dont do all that background stuff. it costs them! so if no application fee (which usually covers the charge) and no stipulation in lease- you may be good to go.

this is the hardest part!

ForceforChange
04-10-2009, 09:46 PM
DOC has relaxed the "crime-free" issue. You may wish to contact the Parole Office.

dannysbabyblue
04-11-2009, 12:33 AM
DOC has relaxed the "crime-free" issue. You may wish to contact the Parole Office.


What do you mean DOC? The main issue I have is the apartment complexes themselves not accepting felons ... Can you explain what you mean please? As of right now I have just under 20 months, but could get his good time back .... I may need to look sooner because 99.9% sure he wont be able to live where I am now ...

em64
07-14-2009, 12:39 PM
Okay so my fiance is going to be able to get released on parole in november of 2009. Thing is, he has to have a place to get paroled too. We are looking to get married in the prison. I was wondering if there are any programs that help out wives of felons get a place so their men can be paroled to???

If ANYONE has any information, Please contact me asap!

Hello,

You can usually find a place through using an apartment locater, which I am. No promises, but I can help in most situations if you would like to call me. (removed per PTO policy. Please pm member for this info.)

13MmeHomard13
07-14-2009, 01:06 PM
Hello,

You can usually find a place through using an apartment locater, which I am. No promises, but I can help in most situations if you would like to call me. 602-690-8893

You are going to be one of THE most popular people on this board if you can find quality housing for felons.:thumbsup:

DiscreetWoman
07-14-2009, 08:55 PM
Like another poster stated,, rental properties that are not apartment complexes will be easier to get into,,, there are lots of privately owned condos and houses that need to be rented out,, some landlords just care that youre able to pay and can give a deposit... alot dont do background checks,,,so I would really avoid apartments.

ForceforChange
07-14-2009, 10:19 PM
DOC has a "violent crime code". Meaning if the inmate being released is violent or the crime is coded as violent, when DOC must get consent from the landlord EVEN IF YOU RENT A NON-APARTMENT! (HOUSE) It's called 3rd party liability. A plainly posted apartment complex (ie a sign) that states that it's "CRIME FREE", will evict you in most cases, unless all persons living in the Apartment are on the lease and or have cleared the background check. DOC use to enforce the "CRIMEFREE = No Parolee" with no questions asked. Now unless it's coded "violent crime" then they don't check with the Landlord. BUT with that said. It depends on the Parole Officer. Most will "check your status" (how long your lease has left, etc) with the office and the office will put 2 and 2 together and start to ask questions. I know most PO's just ask for the offender to be put on the lease and that will kill the placement. Fair? It is for the people that rent there expecting the complex to be "crime-free". It can also be a possible contact (lease) violation to tell someone that you offer a crime-free apartment complex and then allow parolee's to live in the complex. People sue for less reasons. Renting a house is the best thing, as most landlords will allow parolee's to reside there unless they are sex offenders.


What do you mean DOC? The main issue I have is the apartment complexes themselves not accepting felons ... Can you explain what you mean please? As of right now I have just under 20 months, but could get his good time back .... I may need to look sooner because 99.9% sure he wont be able to live where I am now ...

dannysbabyblue
07-15-2009, 02:04 AM
You are going to be one of THE most popular people on this board if you can find quality housing for felons.:thumbsup:


No Kidding! LOL

I attempted to use something like that a few years ago but they kept sending me to the most god awful ghetto complexes. Either way I think I am going to look for a house.

delicaterose00
04-04-2011, 12:34 PM
Hello,

You can usually find a place through using an apartment locater, which I am. No promises, but I can help in most situations if you would like to call me. (removed per PTO policy. Please pm member for this info.)


Hello do you know anywhere in the Parma, North Royalton, Strongsville area!

shparks
02-09-2012, 11:18 AM
Hey, I was wondering the samething just wondering how that worked out for you????



Okay so my fiance is going to be able to get released on parole in november of 2009. Thing is, he has to have a place to get paroled too. We are looking to get married in the prison. I was wondering if there are any programs that help out wives of felons get a place so their men can be paroled to???

If ANYONE has any information, Please contact me asap!

Paulie'sGirl
02-10-2012, 02:20 PM
This is a pretty old thread...but revisited by shparks.

Even though Force for Change's comment is a few years old, his information is usually pretty correct, as I believe his is a parole officer and has been a huge supporter on PTO. I have not seen him on in a while, but his older posts offer great information.

It will be hard to find an apartment that will accept felons on the application. If you are a home owner, you are totally fine. If you lease from an individual, typically you will be fine. It's the management companies and major apartment complexes that have issues.

spedteacher
06-04-2013, 11:08 PM
How about a place for a sex offender to live in the Phoenix area?

Proudmommie
07-08-2013, 09:34 AM
SHould I do my own background check to see what i am working with?:plot:
I need help They all want to do background checks I am in the sfv and need help finding a place PLEASE I need a list of places that will rent to a felon. Any help will do


Hello,

You can usually find a place through using an apartment locater, which I am. No promises, but I can help in most situations if you would like to call me. (removed per PTO policy. Please pm member for this info.)