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NY 2 Ban Crim Back Check? (by W [CA]) Aug 10, 2022 8:54 PM
       NY 2 Ban Crim Back Check? (by 6x6 [TN]) Aug 10, 2022 9:29 PM
       NY 2 Ban Crim Back Check? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Aug 11, 2022 7:53 AM
       NY 2 Ban Crim Back Check? (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Aug 11, 2022 8:09 AM
       NY 2 Ban Crim Back Check? (by Vee [OH]) Aug 11, 2022 8:18 AM
       NY 2 Ban Crim Back Check? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Aug 11, 2022 11:09 AM
       NY 2 Ban Crim Back Check? (by melinda [MD]) Aug 12, 2022 7:34 PM

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NY 2 Ban Crim Back Check? (by W [CA]) Posted on: Aug 10, 2022 8:54 PM
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New York Close To Banning Criminal Background Checks From Housing Applications

The city of New York is fighting to find solutions to the ongoing homelessness crisis. Almost 50,000 people are said to be occupying New York shelters right now. Besides inflation and abnormally high rental prices, another barrier to housing is criminal records factoring into applications. As the New York Times reports, a piece of legislation seeks to end that practice that has abnormally affected people of color. The Fair Chance For Housing Act would ban landlords and brokers from seeking a personís criminal records and stop them from denying housing because of prior arrests or convictions. Vin Signorile of the Rent Stabilization Assoc and its 25000 members oppose this due to "safety concerns".

Under the bill, someone who believes they have been discriminated against because of their criminal history could file a lawsuit against a landlord or a complaint with the New York City Commission on Human Rights. The act does come with a couple of exceptions . . .

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NY 2 Ban Crim Back Check? (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Aug 10, 2022 9:29 PM
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So, why don't the politicians and tenant advocate groups house these people then? --73.113.xxx.xxx




NY 2 Ban Crim Back Check? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Aug 11, 2022 7:53 AM
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Wonder if this law would also relieve the Landlord from any liability for not screening out the murderer that lives next to the little old lady who later gets chopped up? --24.101.xxx.xxx




NY 2 Ban Crim Back Check? (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Posted on: Aug 11, 2022 8:09 AM
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Is this state wide or just NYC? How long before they prevent screening based on credit score? --72.231.xxx.xx




NY 2 Ban Crim Back Check? (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Aug 11, 2022 8:18 AM
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This will propel the Air-bnb business in the effected area, get your units furnished, double periodic rates and only take 14 day occupancy. The politicians who complain should be reminded that you pay a 18 percent hotel tax quarterly. --76.190.xxx.xxx




NY 2 Ban Crim Back Check? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Aug 11, 2022 11:09 AM
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I can never understand why the tenants themselves do not protest over things like this. Surely, they prefer to not have a child molester, murderer, home invader, drug dealer living next door to them. --76.178.xxx.xxx




NY 2 Ban Crim Back Check? (by melinda [MD]) Posted on: Aug 12, 2022 7:34 PM
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Wonder why there is a shortage of rentals there?? --24.245.xx.xxx



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