The Dept of Housing and Urban Development has decided that refusing to rent to criminals is a form of racial discrimination.


Because there is a “racial imbalance in the U.S. justice system.”

Um, ok…

Via Daily Caller:

The Obama administration released a warning Monday telling the nation’s landlords that it may be discriminatory for them to refuse to rent to those with criminal records.

The Fair Housing Act doesn’t 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….

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.

Landlords who violate the Fair Housing Act can be hit with civil fines amounting to thousands or millions of dollars, depending on the severity and the duration of the alleged violation….


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  1. MACVEL says:

    You try to escape the “hood,” but we will bring the “hood” to you!

  2. Alain41 says:

    Experienced landlords learn their county’s rules and make req’ts to maximize chance of most desirable renters such as, 2 months damage escrow along with first month’s rent in advance. This threat is aimed at the poor and middle class. The rich renting home on Martha’s Vineyard don’t have any worry with this. Neither do slum lords, they don’t live there and can get government to pay for damages one way or another. DeBlasio just had land rezoned to benefit rich building luxury Apts. Millions earned in a snap. Doubt that criminals will be on the wait list.

  3. That putrid image, once again giving us the middle finger. Obozo, you know where you can put it don’t you. When will we be rid of this offal from the hood?

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