Seattle Outlaws Criminal Background Checks

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"On August 23rd, 2017 Ed Murray, the Mayor of the City of Seattle, signed into law an ordinance restricting the use of criminal background information for tenant screening. Aiming to lower the barriers to housing for applicants who have ‘served their time’, the law holds the same sentiment as the city’s Fair Chance Employment ordinance, but puts the burden on the rental industry this time. This law will become effective 30 days after it is expected to be signed, on September 23rd, 2017."

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