Our organization, Help For Felons specializes in assisting felons find apartments, jobs and other necessities of life. While Attorney General Bob Ferguson has taken a step in the right direction we would like to like to see more action, in more states. Discriminating against felons is making america’s crime problems worse because it increases recidivism rates. While we do support landlords having the right to rent to who they want we would like to see factors like:
- Time since conviction
- Type of conviction
- Number of felonies
Taken into account rather than making a blanket statement/policy that keeps the door closed on all felons. Many of America’s felons are non-violent and are wanting to get their life back on track after making a mistake in their past.