New Jersey AG’s Office accuses dozens of landlords of discrimination based on criminal record

The Fair Chance in Housing Act prevents landlords from asking about criminal history on housing applications.

News 12 Staff

Feb 26, 2023, 11:12 AM

Updated 502 days ago

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The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office says dozens of landlords face notices of violation for discriminating against potential renters based on a criminal record. 
The Fair Chance in Housing Act began on Jan. 1 2022, which prevents landlords from asking about criminal history on housing applications. 
The landlords accused of being in violation cover 40 towns and cities across 16 counties. 
"The Fair Chance in Housing Act is a reflection of the Murphy Administration’s continued commitment to ensuring that every New Jersey resident has access to secure, safe, affordable housing,” said Attorney General Matthew Platkin. "We are also committed to making sure that people who have criminal records can return to their communities with dignity and with the resources they need to lead productive lives. Taking action against these housing providers underscores that commitment," 
For more information on the violations issued, click here. 


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