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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.”


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