Inclusive screening criteria
The first option is to use the City’s inclusive screening criteria. The guidelines limit what from your criminal, rental, and credit history can be used to deny your application. There are specific time limits on how far back in your past a criminal conviction or eviction action can be for it to be considered.
For example, if you have a misdemeanor older than three years, a property manager can’t use that to deny your application.
In another example, property managers can’t set a minimum credit score for renters. Specific things from your credit report can used, but only if they’re related to your ability to pay rent.