REPORT: Harris, Ocasio-Cortez team up to pitch bill to help individuals with criminal records

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BY TEAM DML / JULY 10, 2019 /

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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), a 2020 White House hopeful, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) are introducing legislation aimed at making it easier for individuals with criminal records to get federal housing assistance and limit evictions.

The bill, named the Fair Chance at Housing Act, would ban tenants from being evicted after one incident of criminal activity and over the activities of guests.

The article goes on to state the following:

“Too many people become involved in our criminal justice system and serve their time only to return home to face additional barriers to employment, education, and housing. …By requiring a higher standard of evidence and a more holistic review process, we are taking a significant step toward giving Americans a fair chance to succeed,” Harris said in a statement.

Ocasio-Cortez added that “denying housing to those that have been formerly incarcerated increases recidivism. Today we are taking a step to make our communities safer.”

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4 Comments

  1. Lyn July 10th, 2019 at 10:41 am

    AOC..and just how is this making our communities safer? Sick of her telling us how we should live..never worked at a real job…owned a home..had a family…too stupid to make bills. She and her mouth are getting old!

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  2. Melanie Cronn July 10th, 2019 at 10:57 am

    These to whack jobs just won’t quit will they

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  3. Vicki July 10th, 2019 at 10:57 am

    They are so delusional

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  4. James Bagwell July 10th, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Read again AOC last words, “this will make communities safer.” Now explain that Lucy.

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