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Old 10-24-2008, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Lakewood
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My fiance and I need to find a bigger apartment but the problem is he has a felony from when he was 16 does anyone know of any place in the Seattle Washington area that will rent to felons if so we could really use your help


Thanks

 
Old 07-27-2009, 09:18 PM
 
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Have you found help yet? I would like to know as I am dealing with the same situation.
 
Old 08-05-2009, 04:12 PM
 
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as are we.. my bf and i have a baby together, and cannot find anywhere to go because he has felonies... its reduiculous. there are literally NO options
 
Old 08-06-2009, 10:06 PM
 
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its reduiculous.

What do you mean ridiculous!!?!?!!?!! Who wants a person convicted of multiple felonies to live next door?! You could understand why it would be so hard dont you?
 
Old 08-26-2009, 06:55 PM
 
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Wrong forum to ask? We're all scared?
 
Old 08-26-2009, 10:34 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Sorry OP, but you're in America. Make one youthful mistake, be too poor or black to beat the courts, and you're forever haunted by it.

My advice would be to change your name, move to a small French town, buy the local tile factory and live a quiet, moral life with your adopted daughter. I wish there was some other advice I could give you.
 
Old 08-27-2009, 01:36 AM
 
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I'm sorry, but some of these responses seem a little off. The OP posted here for help.

While I don't know how long ago or how severe your felonies were and I can not recommend anywhere specific to check out, have you've tried at least explaining your situation to the apartment management?
 
Old 08-27-2009, 04:30 PM
 
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My fiance and I need to find a bigger apartment but the problem is he has a felony from when he was 16 does anyone know of any place in the Seattle Washington area that will rent to felons if so we could really use your help


Thanks
if he was tried as a juvenile those records are supposed to be sealed and should not show up. if he was tried as an adult then you best option is a private landlord who may be more sympathetic as I believe most if not all complexes run background checks.
 
Old 08-27-2009, 05:21 PM
 
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I'm sorry, but some of these responses seem a little off. The OP posted here for help.
Excuse me, but a little off?!?!?!?!? Her boyfriend has had multiple felonies!!!!! Do you know what a felony is? Not a misdemeanor, but a felony, and more than two!!! Felonies include rape, rape of a child, murder, some drug offenses, etc. Don't you think its the landloard's responsibility to ensure the saftey of the other renters?

So we should offer some helpful advice to the poster? Okay here it goes:
Tell your hooligan boyfriend that he should have wised up after the first felony and started a lifstyle that promotes being a productive member of society. There is no reason for someone who wants to live a peaceful life in a safe apartment should have to be subject to a felon that could either be violent, on drugs etc.

THIS ISNT COMPLICATED! Excuse me, but I just dont see how someone couldnt see that.

PS. I do understand the flip side of this. The fact that these people need a place to live too just like anyone else, and that everyone deserves a second chance. However, I just think that the people who want to live their lives without the burden of "these kinds of people" and you know what I mean, should be able to do so without feeling guilty for it.
 
Old 08-29-2009, 07:24 PM
 
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First of all, don't be so quick to judge. Felonies aren't always as extreme as sex offence or bodily injury. I have a friend who has a felony for theft because he used the neighbor's lawn furniture at a house party he went to. Sure it was stupid, but it's certainly not rape. This is something I believe a landlord might sympathize with. Obviously they made a mistake and they know it, now they just need help finding a place to live. Who hasn't made mistakes before in their life? He was 16 then, was he not?

Now of course, nobody wants a sex offender or somebody tried for a severe crime living next to them. It's clear why the penalties are so strict for felonies, they need to be. For anyone who has had a history of crime, I certainly hope they understand why it is so hard for them to find work, a place to live, etc.
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