The Outspoken Offender

Fair Chance Housing For Registered Sex Offenders - Is It Actually Fair?

February 6, 2021

There are at least four cities in the United States that have passed fair chance housing legislation: Portland, Seattle, Oakland, and Richmond. In addition, other cities have a variation of fair chance housing policies: Urbana, Illinois; Madison, Wisconsin; San Francisco, California; Newark, New Jersey and growing numbers of other jurisdictions.

Are these fair chance housing ordinances actually fair for people living on the sex offender registry? In this podcast episode, I take a look at these ordinances and how they affect registrants and their families. With a high number of homeless sex offenders, fair chance housing is important now than ever.

Seattle Fair Chance Housing FAQ
Oakland Fair Chance Housing FAQ
Fair Chance Housing Website

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