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Oakland Landlords May Not Ask Tenants About Criminal Records on Applications

Beginning in 2020, Oakland tenants do not have to disclose criminal records on initial applications. The Oakland Fair Chance Housing Ordinance, also referred to as the Oakland Ban the Box housing law prohibits Oakland landlords from considering criminal record information and conducting criminal background checks at the initial rental application ...

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Berkeley Landlords May Not Ask Tenants About Criminal Records on Applications

Beginning in 2020, Berkeley tenants do not have to disclose criminal records on initial rental applications. The Berkeley Fair Chance Housing law, also known as Ban the Box housing or the Ronald V. Dellums Fair Chance Access to Housing & Public Health & Safety Ordinance, bans the box for Berkeley ...

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Berkeley Tenants Now Have Ban the Box Rights in Housing

On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, the Berkeley City Council banned criminal background checks in nearly all rental housing units. The Berkeley Fair Chance Housing Ordinance prohibits landlords from conducting criminal background checks on prospective tenants and bans the box by prohibiting landlords from asking about applicant criminal history on rental ...

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Berkeley Poised to Ban the Box for Berkeley Tenants

On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, the Berkeley City Council will vote on a new Berkeley Ban the Box Housing law, officially called the Ronald V. Dellums Fair Chance Access to Housing and Public Health and Safety Ordinance.  The Berkeley Fair Chance Housing Ordinance will prohibit landlords from denying housing applicants based ...

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Oakland Tenants Now Have Ban the Box Rights in Housing

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, Oakland became the first city in California to ban criminal background checks in nearly all rental housing units. The Fair Chance Housing Ordinance, effective immediately, prohibits landlords from conducting criminal background checks on prospective tenants. Covered units include subsidized affordable and nonprofit housing units. Accessory ...

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