Aggressive tenant screening creates class of 'unrentables'
No amount of remorse or hard work, it seems, will offset for many landlords Artiste Mayfield’s criminal past.
She’s got a degree and a job, and an apartment at a building for recovering addicts. She’s ready to find a mainstream apartment. But she finds no one will rent to her, owing to her criminal past.
“I feel bad about making bad decisions,” Mayfield said. “I am doing all that I am supposed to do. There is so much red tape in the way. You can’t move on.”