Skip to comments.Obama Admin Tells Landlords They Can’t Refuse To House Criminals
Posted on 04/04/2016 7:24:14 PM PDT by massmike
The Obama administration released a warning Monday telling the nations landlords that it may be discriminatory for them to refuse to rent to those with criminal records.
The Fair Housing Act doesnt include criminals as a protected class, but the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) says refusing to rent based on a criminal record is a form of racial discrimination, due to racial imbalances in the U.S. justice system.
For instance, while blacks are about 12 percent of the U.S. population, they are about 36 percent of the prison population. Hispanics are also overrepresented behind bars, though to a much smaller degree.
HUD says that landlords may be allowed to bar those with criminal records from living in a facility, but they will have to prove that such a policy is necessary for protecting the safety of other tenants, and designed to avoid illegal discrimination. The new guidance recommends that landlords consider factors such as the severity of the criminal history and how long ago it occurred.
The new guidance isnt the first move by the Obama administration to break down perceived racial barriers in the housing market. HUD launched an effort in 2015 to encourage cities to use Section 8 and other levels to create racially-integrated neighborhoods. The effort came in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that policies which result in unintentional housing discrimination may be targeted in lawsuits.
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Landlords will get out the apt business then. And these folks can pound sand or live in a homeless shelter.
I know the feeling.
Can junior show us in the Constitution just where this is?
Wouldn’t this be the sort of thing that a Republican-controlled Legislature could easily remedy by passing a law?
They pass thousands of them every year, and many are just fluff.
This administration is nuts.
Which is precisely what the government wants. They want to be the sole "landlord."
The only group of criminals that are underrepresented behind bars, are the Obama Regime Demorats.
No. But big city landlords who voted for obummer will get what they deserve.
Since I think this will be a bigger issue in the cities that obummer did so well in, I wish the landlord and the tenants good luck.
All of it.
Fedgov is evil. Pure evil.
They wont reform themselves. They are all part of the problem. They wont self police. They are all in it every level.
I was going to make the comment that ‘criminal’ is not a race, but apparently the current mis-administration is overtly making the case that crime is the purview of a certain race.
For the record, I disagree; while a disproportionate ratio of crimes are committed by one race, still the vast majority of that population are not criminals!
You are under the mistaken belief that there is Rule of Law in America.
Must be in the same place where rights to abortion and gay "marriage" were found.....
This administration is nuts.
They appear that way but they know exactly what they’re doing.
Well DUH, look at who we’re paying vacations for!
[PBS will host a new travel series in 2018... From Bowing to Bragging, Living Large with Barry]
forced to bake cakes or perform abortions against your religion?
forced to let men enter a bathroom with your teenage daughter?
now forced to take care of criminals who don’t care about you?
WHY ARE WE PUTTING UP WITH THIS?
this is what I hate about liberalism. one is not allowed to make value judgments. one should always be allowed to discriminate on behavior. there are a few things that I believe as a Christin1.
1. I am called to be my brothers keeper
2. I am called to make value judgments
3 I am to try and take all actions with love in my hart.
everyone else can make judgment of me I invite them.
not allowing someone to say no to someone with a criminal record renting from them will actually increase homelessness among the poor because there will be les people willing to rent to the low end renters out of fear that that they will be forced to rent to someone that is undesirable because of being still active in criminal activite.
“They appear that way but they know exactly what theyre doing.”
Yes it’s true what you post, BUT the point is the Left knowing exactly what they are doing displays just how nuts they are.
Something reckolects in my mind that didn’t the British try that with soldiers and there was some sort of kuffle about it?
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