Do Not (re)enter: The Rise of Criminal Background Tenant Screening as a Violation of the Fair...

More robust and clear guidelines and policies are needed to eliminate discrimination against people with criminal records in housing. This article examines the rise of criminal record screening in housing and compares the screening processes in housing and employment applications, discussing the differences and similarities of Title VII and Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act. The author argues that until there are more protections in place for people with criminal records in housing, social inequities, particularly those across race, will continue to exist.


Oyama, R. (2010). Do Not (re)enter: The Rise of Criminal Background Tenant Screening as a Violation of the Fair Housing Act. Michigan Journal of Race & Law; Ann Arbor, 15(1), 181–222. http://search.proquest.com/docview/194672177/citation/2AB8B7BFF9BE4428PQ/1

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Open Access Source: https://repository.law.umich.edu/mjrl/vol15/iss1/5/

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