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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. 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.

Background and Fact Sheet
How would the law work; more information on the issue

Responding to concerns
A variety of issues raised by community stakeholders.

Proposed ordinance draft language

Questions about the criminal records proposal from the 3/16/11 public forum