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Renting an Apartment After a Felony Conviction

Posted 3/11/2019

Although we do not provide legal advice, we strive to give the best responses to the questions and concerns expressed on our site.  Discrimination that includes race, ethnicity, religion, family status, and disability are, in fact, illegal. In some states discrimination also includes gender and sexual orientation. However,  felony convictions are not included. No matter how long ago your conviction may have been the landlord holds the right to deny you housing based on your past convictions. Not renting to a person with a felony is a rental standard designed to minimize the landlord’s liability risk. But it is important to note that all landlords may not feel this way. Chances may be in your favor if you apply for a rental property and the landlord or property manager can see that you are not the person that your record may say you are. Here are a few ideas to consider to improve your personal rental profile: