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Old 07-28-2008, 02:37 PM
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What are resources for an ex-felon (charges NOT related to sexual misconduct and NOT related to arsen) to rent an apartment for $600.00 or less?

Old 07-28-2008, 08:22 PM
Location: Chicago - returning to Scottsdale, November 09
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I'm sure you can find plenty of apartments within the $600 range in the Phoenix area. Forrent.com
Old 07-28-2008, 08:32 PM
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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All my buddies are felons.....no problem gettin' a pad....just that they get canned when their employers do background checks that screws 'em.
Old 07-30-2008, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by SlowHeavyGroove View Post
All my buddies are felons.....no problem gettin' a pad....just that they get canned when their employers do background checks that screws 'em.
"note to self, don't ever pi$$ off SlowHeavyGroove and stay away from him"
Old 02-04-2009, 08:21 AM
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Why not arson? Is that so bad? I mean, felons don't live near me and I don't even know how to find one, let alone a good arsonist whose advice I might need for, ahem, as an architectural consultant for current boss' home. Oh man!
Old 02-11-2009, 11:17 PM
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I was doing a search and found this thread. Fifteen years ago in 1994 I set fire to my home when I was drunk. It was a terrible accident, but I was responsible. I was charged with arson and completed felony probation in 2005. I had received a deferred adjudication and was never convicted, but background checks always show the charge as felony arson. To this day the only companies that will hire me are companies that do not do background checks. They are far and few between and generally don't pay well enough to make even a vaguely modest living.

I lived in a rented house owned by a family member who died recently, and another relative took me in. I do well on interviews and on the phone, but once the prospective employer or landlord either learns about my background or I tell him or her--it's over.

I learned a tough lesson, and I thank God no one was hurt because of the terrible mistake I made years ago. I was responsible and I needed to and have to the best of my ability made amends for what I did. I have been sober since February 2nd of 1995, and I have truly changed. But, it looks so bad on paper, and people are understandably so afraid of employing me or renting to me.

I finally got my first halfway decent job in 15 years in New York in part because they didn't ask about or perform a background search. But, I can't afford to live in New York after I move out of my relative's home, so I will be open to moving any place in the US that is felony friendly concerning apartment living and employment.

Are there any felons out there who have been through something similar who can tell me what you did to get through? Darrelmar, I will try to call you for the list of felony friendly apartments.
Old 02-11-2009, 11:27 PM
Location: USA
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If you're looking for work in the Phoenix area, most if not all call centers do not do drug testing or background testing. In some of the places that aren't outsourced, you can even move up to a descent pay level. Currently studying criminal justice and any crime is way to colorful to say this way or the other. I wish you luck in your endeavor.

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Old 02-12-2009, 12:51 AM
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Thank you, w1ngzer0. Good luck with your studies.
Old 02-14-2009, 08:08 AM
Location: Vermont
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ellen when you say ny do you mean nyc or elsewhere in the state?
Old 02-14-2009, 07:17 PM
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I mean Long Island. I am currnetly staying and working on LI. I simply can't afford it, though.
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