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Seattle's Fair Chance Housing law faces a lawsuit from landlords

Homes in Queen Anne are shown from the Space Needle in November in Seattle.
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Homes in Queen Anne are shown from the Space Needle in November in Seattle.

Bill Radke talks about the lawsuit against the city over the recently passed ordinance that prohibits landlords from screening some rental applicants based on their criminal background. William Shadbolt, president of the board of the Rental Housing Association of Washington explains why they're suing. Seattle City Councilor Lisa Herbold tells us why she supports the ordinance and co-sponsored it. In a statement, the city's Attorney's Office says, "Our office is currently reviewing the complaint, which we received on Tuesday.  We believe the ordinance is constitutional and plan to defend it."

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