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Old 06-26-2009, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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So where do felons who have gone through the 'system', paid their dues, etc., go to live if they can't get an apartment?
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Galveston County
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At the apartment complex located at I-10 and Katy Freeway/beltway - 8
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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^^^^^ Yes, The Skylane Apartments. The registered sex offenders have to live somewhere right!
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:33 AM
 
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Oh dear - bless the Skylanes. When I lived in First Montrose Commons, the Skylane at the Spur was where all our crime stats were hovering...
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:48 PM
 
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So where do felons who have gone through the 'system', paid their dues, etc., go to live if they can't get an apartment?

Back to prison usually. Apartments are out there, but many screen for felonies-- and smart felons just get the apartment in someone else's name.
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:48 PM
 
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It all depends on the apartment complex. Usually (if they check at all) it is an automated system. Your name and SS are typed in and you'll either get a yay or nay because of the severity of your criminal background. If the complex actually checks, It is much easier to get an apartment with bad credit than a criminal record.
Bad credit means higher deposit.
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Old 06-27-2009, 10:44 AM
 
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Yesterday I filled out a long multipage online application form, and didn't list a place we rented nine years ago. I though it wasn't relevant that long ago, and honestly was tired of all the questions and googling for phone numbers and such. The address does show on our (spotless) credit report. Would that be a problem? I'm thinking of calling them Monday, or should I just let them bring it up if they see it as a problem. There were no issues, we just moved to a more upscale place where the rent doubled.
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Old 06-27-2009, 10:47 AM
 
Location: HOUSTON/NEW ORLEANS/JACKSONVILLE/TOKYO
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Just because they don't allow ppl with felonies to move in, does not mean that ppl with felonies dont move in.. They get their babymama to get the apartment then they move in!! Lol.. I'm just keeping it real!! Its been happening for years in the 'hood
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Old 06-27-2009, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I guess credit issue would be writing bad checks and then going to collections.
Writing a bad check is against the law. It's called Theft by Check. I know this because it's happened to me in the past. I wrote a post-dated check back in college and forgot about it. When school was over, I closed by bank account, and moved back home. The check hadn't been cashed yet. About a year later I was pulled over by a state trooper for not having a front license plate on my car. They arrested me because I had a warrant for the bad check.

It's not a felony charge though.
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Old 06-27-2009, 01:08 PM
 
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Yesterday I filled out a long multipage online application form, and didn't list a place we rented nine years ago. I though it wasn't relevant that long ago, and honestly was tired of all the questions and googling for phone numbers and such. The address does show on our (spotless) credit report. Would that be a problem? I'm thinking of calling them Monday, or should I just let them bring it up if they see it as a problem. There were no issues, we just moved to a more upscale place where the rent doubled.
Shouldn't be an issue. The only thing that matters in your credit report is the score and whether or not you have any skips/evictions/foreclosures.
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