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Police Departments Are Screening Tenants for Landlords

Concerns are being raised by activists that some local Police Departments in Alameda County and others across the country may be providing video tapes / DVDs to landlords and property owners that contain the images of the different types of renters, that the police believe the landlords should not be renting to. According to sources, some of the images being presented to landlords by the police portray the mentally ill in a ridiculous and extremely offensive manner, encouraging property owners to avoid renting to the mentally ill and other renters being targeted by the police for displacement from their local communities. Stay tuned for more on this story, as more details become available. As is, the police in Alameda County are working in partnership with landlords and property owners in an effort to transform neighborhoods into what are being called “crime free communities,” and have targeted some renters for displacement, especially those considered to be so-called “nuisance tenants” by the police, the Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council (NCPC), and the Rental Housing Association of Northern Alameda County (RHANAC). The partnership between the police and property owners across the nation are on-going, and the police are involved in many different programs being implemented to run criminal background checks on individuals, couples, workers, students, and families with children that are seeking rental housing.

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