NYC seeks to ban criminal background checks for landlords

Councilman Steven T. Levin (D-Brooklyn Heights) introduced Intro. 2047-2020, a sweeping proposal that, according to the official summary, “would prohibit housing discrimination in rentals, leases, subleases, or occupancy agreements in New York City, on the basis of arrest or criminal record. Landlords and real estate brokers would be prohibited from inquiring about criminal record information… Continue reading NYC seeks to ban criminal background checks for landlords

PASS to success

CDIA and PBSA have joined forces to support Public Access Software Specifications (PASS). PASS leverages technology to improve the quality, accuracy, and efficiency of public records. In today’s economy, a greater demand for and policy concerning background screening, as well as more precise legal standards, is putting greater demands on public access from the courts.… Continue reading PASS to success

Next municipal Fair Chance challenge: Minneapolis

The new Minneapolis Fair Chance ordinance is not Minnesota nice. So un-nice, in fact, that it is the latest city to be challenged in court, following active cases in Seattle and Portland. A few weeks ago, some 40 property owners and management companies filed suit against Minneapolis alleging that the city’s Fair Chance law, Section… Continue reading Next municipal Fair Chance challenge: Minneapolis