Possible protections to end discrimination in housing and employment based on arrest / conviction record
Public safety concerns all of us. Currently, when people have done their time and leave prison, it is often difficult to find housing and employment. Adding protections to end discrimination in housing and employment based on arrest or conviction records is one strategy to help support people’s re-entry, and to decrease the likelihood of re-offending.
Community Forum scheduled for March 16 at City Hall
Attend a second Community Forum to discuss a proposal to make it against the law to discriminate against a person in employment, housing and contracting due to an arrest or conviction record, with some exceptions.
Wednesday, March 16, 6 – 8 pm
Free and open to the public
The proposal would amend the City’s current anti-discrimination laws to limit the ways an employer or housing provider can use arrest or conviction records when deciding to hire, fire, promote or take other employment actions, or when deciding to rent, evict or take other housing actions.
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