No Second Chance

No Second Chance
People with Criminal Records Denied Access to Public Housing

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I. Summary

II. Recommendations

III. Background

IV. The Right to Adequate Housing

V. Federal “One Strike” Legislation

VI. Public Safety

VII. Exclusions Based on Local Policies

VIII. Legislatively Mandated Categories of Exclusion from Public Housing

IX. Screening People Out: “Felons Need Not Apply”

X. Arbitrary Denials and Discrimination

XI. Limited Right to Redress

XII. Conclusion


ISBN: 1564323285   November 2004