[The Seattle Times]
Seattle set to prevent landlords from considering applicants’ criminal records. Seattle landlords would be almost completely prohibited from screening prospective tenants based on their criminal histories, under a proposed ordinance approved by a City Council committee Tuesday.
The only people who could be denied housing based on their criminal histories would be those listed on sex-offender registries because of adult convictions.
And landlords denying housing to such sex offenders would still need to state a legitimate business reason for doing so.