- Dec 1, 2010
- Reaction score
- El Paso Strong
- Political Leaning
A new set of guidelines from the Department of Housing and Urban Development will make it tougher for landlords and home sellers to discriminate against applicants who have criminal backgrounds. The guidance, announced Monday by HUD, means that a flat-out refusal to rent or sell to people who have criminal records is discriminatory because minorities—African Americans and Latinos in particular—are disproportionately arrested and imprisoned.
"No American should ever be discriminated against because of their race or ethnicity, even if that discrimination results from a policy that appears neutral on its face," HUD Secretary Julián Castro said Monday during the National Low Income Housing Coalition Policy Forum in Washington D.C. "Black and Latino Americans are unfairly arrested at significantly higher rates than white Americans."
HUD Seeks to End Housing Discrimination Against Ex-Offenders - NBC News
Good ****ing grief. There aren't enough protected classes? Now you're in a protected class based on criminal behavior? If "Black and Latino Americans" are being unfairly arrested, deal with that. Don't make it so that people have to rent their house across the street from a school to a convicted drug dealer or sex offender.