Something bugging the shit out of me today. The people that have to rent homes/apartments from people being told that people can’t stay with them for more than 2 weeks unless they are put on the lease then saying the people can’t be put on the lease because they are “undesirable”.
My brother is a felon. 20 years ago he did something very stupid and got a felony. Now, because of this felony, he can’t find a place to live. The apartment complexes refuse to allow him to live there. He isn’t able to buy a house because he can’t get a decent paying job due to his felony. He is illegally living in his office right now. I say illegally because they don’t allow people to live in their offices. He was given an eviction notice two days ago. No reason was given, only a date he has to be gone by.
I understand that people are worried about felons. There are so many that return to their ways shortly after being released but my brother has gone back to college, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He’s going for his Masters degree even, with a 3.96 grade average. He’s not out raping little girls, killing people, creating riots or stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. He’s trying to MAKE something of himself and they can’t see anything but his felony record.
Does the general public REALLY expect someone to keep themselves crime free if they are slapped down at every attempt to better themselves? How are these people supposed to stay on the straight and narrow if they can’t even get a place to live?