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I believe whether or not to do background checks on housing applicants should be up to the landlord. From the article:

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Rachel Goodman, staff attorney with the ACLU Racial Justice Program, told Newsweek that there are a couple of thousand programs similar to Savannah's all around the U.S.“We are particularly concerned about Crime Free Housing Program where municipalities instruct private landlords to perform criminal history screening,” she said.

Ya'll bickering one side of a two-sided coin.

If the landlord has the right to conduct criminal background checks, s/he should also have the right Not to conduct background checks. If our private landlord was ordered by the city/county to run a background check and deny housing based on that background check, My Mr & I would be out in the cold. We're both convicted felons.

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i believe whether or not to do background checks on housing applicants should be up to the landlord. From the article:


ya'll bickering one side of a two-sided coin.

If the landlord has the right to conduct criminal background checks, s/he should also have the right not to conduct background checks. If our private landlord was ordered by the city/county to run a background check and deny housing based on that background check, my mr & i would be out in the cold. We're both convicted felons.

edit: And for the life of me i just don't understand some of the comments i've read here in this thread I had to go back and read our community purpose:


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