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What are the limits on Discrimination

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I live in Salem, Oregon. I am a felon who was convicted at 18 years of age, i am 27 in july of 2001. so it was a long time ago although im on probation. My crime wasnt violent, sexual, or drug related. Can a lanlord or property management agency deny my application to rent a property from them because im a felon...keep in mind, its not a sexual, drug, or violent conviction. thanks


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Criminals are not a "Protected Class"

YOU BET!!!! You may have "paid your debt to society" as far as the penal/justice system determins it; however, your past behavior clearly shows your inability to make "good choices". You should be applying with private landlords who may not be requesting information on your past criminal activity. EVERY PRINTED APPLICATION I HAVE SEEN IN THE LAST 5 YEARS ASKS FOR PAST CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS. Most professional management/landlords now have the ability to check criminal background on you so unless you want to continue to be turned away, you should consider rental housing from other providers.


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