Oakland’s criminal background check law prompts CAA to explore liability protections


Oakland’s new ban on criminal background checks during tenant screening has prompted the California Apartment Association to explore its legislative and legal options for providing liability protection to landlords.

Under Oakland’s Fair Chance Housing Ordinance, property owners are prohibited from conducting criminal background checks or asking prospective tenants whether they have a criminal record at any time during the application process.

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