[komonews.com – 3/28/19]
Hoping to get more people into homes, Portland City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly is proposing that landlords look past a prospective renter’s ding in their credit or even their criminal past.
But when she realized the new rules might let a burglar, or an arsonist, or even a sex offender move in next door, she admitted she had to rethink the proposal.
The people proposing this should try being a landlord. This will drive out investors and will hurt the small time landlord the most. The one’s who don’t have 401k’s and alike and rely on the rent’s in their investments for their medications and food and so forth. You know what stops a landlord from renting to someone with a record? The legal system that may hold them responsible if they harm another tenant. The stigma the felon has been given by the government itself causing the other tenant’s to freak out. The government that makes it so hard to evict someone when they don’t pay their rent, thus leaving the landlord less likely to take a risk on someone with lower income or a new job. I could go on and on…
Oh, and I love the part……. “Eudaly’s office says a landlord will always have the right to turn away a renter they deem unsafe. But the new proposal would require them to have evidence that is the case, and to show that to a prospective tenant”…….Who determines what is evidence and then to show it to the prospect? Let’s say you have an actual dangerous person and now the landlord has to put a target on their back?
I am all for encouraging landlords to take a bit more risk, but this is not how you do that I assure you.
Yes the power of the electronic lists to impose affirmative disability by the people Mr. Scalia! Was the regime about the man or the machine?. I strongly suggest it is the latter; and the use for political control of speech especially. “Hate speech” is SOR as possible through our prior leadership’s choices and so the people exercise against ratified covenant ” of the people” in favor of machine.
If you are single, not on probation or parole, consider van or RV life, traveling around and seeing new places. Heck, in Portland you can park a van on the streets at night with no real worries.
I’ve had my home burned to the ground. I’ve had my things stolen from me. I’ve been forced to move due to being on the registry. I’ve been denied housing and even harassed by neighbors. Screw all that. At some point in my life i thought to myself, what the hell am i doing? I’m young, have my driver’s license and am not on paper. I’m free as i’m ever going to be.
I now have a conversion van, rebuilding now. Just a thought, people. It’s an option. A good one for me.
Well, that’s only if you live, work. Or visit a state for a certain duration. If your not in the state more than a few days to a week, depending on the state, that doesnt violate anything.