Should landlords be allowed to discriminate against non-violent felons?
The Office of Civil Rights doesn’t seem to think so (and neither do I), and is looking for public input on whether they should push legislation that would prevent landlords from discriminating against tenants with criminal records.
I’ve got a good friend who fucked up and got busted for selling pot a few years ago. In the last month alone, he’s had about a half-dozen different landlords refuse to rent to him.
He’s a good guy, pays his taxes, stays out of trouble, etc. He made a dumb mistake in his early 20s that continues to haunt him.