Via The Seattle Medium: "'Creating an affordable Seattle means we must have equitable access to housing for everyone. Too many of our residents face life-long barriers to housing due to their criminal histories long after they have served their sentences and paid their debt to society.'"
Via The New Tropic: "After being released from prison some 20 years ago, Kevin Springs still can’t find a job. “I literally had to fight to regain some semblance of humanity where I could move forward with my life,” he said. Believing that education would be the way forward, Springs went back to school. He went on to earn two technical degrees and eventually pursue a bachelor’s degree in social work from FIU. But just as he embarked on his senior year, he was pulled into the dean’s office. Due to Kevin’s past conviction history, the school was having trouble finding a site for him to complete his field work practicum — a course required for graduation."
Via The Seattle Times: "'Creating an affordable Seattle means we must have equitable access to housing for everyone,' Murray said in a statement.'Too many of our residents face lifelong barriers to housing due to their criminal histories long after they have served their sentences and paid their debt to society. Lack of fair access to housing can lead to homelessness and deeper dependence on public services. We must ensure everyone in our community has a fair chance to find a stable home.'"