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Difficulties of finding housing after prison in the U.S.

Criminal background checks are frequently used as selection criteria to determine if an applicant qualifies to rent a home. This, even though the Fair Housing Act prohibits denying a property based on arrest records. "It was difficult. It made me feel discriminated against. I had the deposit, the money to move and they did not accept me," says an affected prisoner. This story is part of the 'Second Chances' project.
7 Dic 2020 – 04:16 PM EST
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