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Should L.A. County lift ban so parolees can live in public housing?
Should L.A. County lift ban so parolees can live in public housing?

Los Angeles County officials are considering easing restrictions that bar people with criminal records from housing assistance programs. The county Housing Authority's standards are stricter than federal guidelines and also stricter than the city of Los Angeles when it comes to screening out applicants based on their criminal records. The county rejects applicants who are on probation or parole, which Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Sheila Kuehl argued “prevents family reunification and integration back into community even though concerns about criminal behavior are mitigated by the fact that these individuals are under the scrutiny of a law enforcement...

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