Where can a convicted felon find an apartment in Virginia?
Convicted felons in Harrisonburg va rent apt or house
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i am an ex con who has tried in several places to obtain employment and every attempt is futile, we paid our debts to society yet we are cast away like we are some kind of disease. the only option that we are really given is to continue to be criminals and i assure you many of us no longer want that… lifestyle, we can sell drugs and live comfortably, we resort to what we know and that is how to hustle, most of us pulled several years, i served 8 i grew up in there, what else is there for me? i have several license and i have an associates degree yet that is no good because i was young and made poor choices, convicts are always going to be held down in some form, we are job security for the cops and politicians with out us the society will fail, that is why we cannot get jobs, the system wants us to resort to our old way of life, basically they created us so they can stay employed, for whomever reads this that has not made stupid mistakes, the next time something happens in your area remember you chose not to help that person by giving him/her a chance you cast them out, people have to survive, think about it logically, anyone disagree? (MORE)
Visit Urban Housing Solutions on the web. They place felons into apartments, and some are even based on your income. You can also contact your local Housing and Urban Development (HUD) department and inquire about housing that is available to convicted felons.
Answer . First let me say that I am sorry that in our society that there will be a lot of prejudice against a former convict. If a wrong has been committed and the price paid, there should be no further retribution, PERIOD.\n. \nNow, the answer to your question. \n. \nGet a good real estate …agent to help you. There are many that work for property owners and have a large selection to choose from. \n. \nLook for larger complexes as most are aware of the consequences of discrimination. A law office can help you to determine the discrimination laws in your area.\n. \nHope this helps\n. \nTerry (MORE)
Answer . You would have to go to small, usually privately owned apartments. Most are not very nice. There are a few near 19th Ave. and Bethany.
its very hard to say because i too have been convicted of a felony and you're right we have paid the debt and its like now that we are home its double jeopardy. how can we try to stay out of trouble or be successful when society treats uslike we are trash or worthless. noone is persfect and all have… sinned and come short , thing is we got caught and you didn't. give us a chance to show you that we are worthy, we have families to support as well. (MORE)
Apartment Locator's will help. You may have to call several before you find one who will work with someone with a record. They know the apartments that will accept felons and other records. . There may be an extra charge for a surety bond at the apt. complex.
I think it depends on who you know. I got my federal felony (nonviolent) at the age of 23, completed undergrad at the age of 27, got my MBA by the age of 29, (from good colleges) and cannot find meaningful employment. However, there could be a number of issues regarding this...I am black, have some …good work experience but not substantial work experience, and perhaps I am not networking like I should. When I do network, people are afraid to refer me even though I only got one year of probation for my felony. I think that when I am honest on my application, it is easy to pass me over for an equally qualified candidate who does not have a felony. I am 31 as of now and have vowed to never give up. I have outstanding marketable skills, and will continue to build my resume with outstanding achievements. that is, by volunteering if I have to......doing some consulting for free to achieve measurable results...which builds credibility. Keep it up, friend, we've come too far to just lay on the floor and just die.....keep fighting. Make sure that you are looking for the type of job where a lapse in integrity will not affect the employer. Teaching in public schools, financial corporations, or most medical fields may not be options. Auto repair, trades and such may be more open to you. You can also look into what states expunge your record after a time, which may help even though you cannot lie on an application. Definitely get some specific advice from successful ex-felons. Remember though, that once you find the right job fit and are the right person to fill it, there should not be any problem. Work on being that right person and don't allow bitterness to overtake you. I have an MBA and felony counterfeit charge 18 months served 1 year probation. Now come on, you have an MBA, you're expected to open up a business, invest like a pro, or personal manage clueless people. sell candy until you are large enough to invest in a corner store. (MORE)
In Colorado it's nearly impossible to find any kind of housing for felons. Your best way to find an apartment in Colorado, especially Colorado Springs, is to use an Apartment Locator service, like Apartments Etc. in Colorado Springs. You talk with a 'case manager' and tell them your situation. BE… HONEST! They have a list of apartment complexes in your city and they will be able to help you get set up with an apartment that accepts felons. It takes time and energy, but most importantly it takes honesty. If you lie they can not only evict you they can sue you in court. Find an apartment placement service in your city and be honest with them. (MORE)
A convicted felon looking to find an apartment to rent in Chicago'snorth side may have better luck with a private landlord as opposedto a managed apartment building. Private landlords may not be asstrict. You should also visit Safer Foundation. They have manyresources that can help you. Their phone …number is 312-922-2200. (MORE)
A convicted felon can find an apartment in Albuquerque New Mexicoby doing an internet search for " Apartments in Albuquerque NM thatallow felons " It will pull up the yellow pages and although itisn't 100% accurate, it is a start. It's too bad there are so manyclosed minded people in positions where… they are able to makere-entry to society harder than it already is. good luck... (MORE)
To find apartments in Las Vegas for felons, contact differentcomplexes in the area. You can also contact the housing authorityto determine places that accept felons.
A good first step is to work with the Illinois Dept. of Employment Security (IDES) They have training in working with ex-offenders. Their site is at the Related Links below
This is going to depend mainly on the crime that the person was convicted of, as well as state laws. This does not sound like an activity a felon should take up however, since the chances of an additional incident may occur.
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Apartments that will rent to convicted felons are fairly common inHouston, Texas. You can search on your own or contact a businesssuch as 'Apt Find Felons' that will help you find a place for asmall fee.
While felons will face many obstacles in finding housing there are land lords that will rent to you. It really depends on the felony. Drug felonies will be your hardest as no one wants adrig dealer to be in their community. Sex felons is also up there so good luck. You are not going to get a lavish …apartment but it will be a roof over your head. In Minnesota your best shot is Minneapolis, St.paul areas. You will want to find a private landlord aka slum lord. There are people that will rent their homes with out a background check. You are going to need to search. golden valley rd, any where in frogtown, and between Chicago ang cedar off lake street. (MORE)
No. A convicted felon is federally prevented from possessing a firearm unless his right to posses a firearm has been reinstated through the courts.
yes first you have to petition for your political rights then petition the circuit court for permission.
Many warehouses will hire convicted felons in Dayton, Ohio. Theyshould not try going to restaurants or retail stores for a job.
A convicted felon should not run an apartment complex. They shouldwork jobs where they are not in control of a lot of people,especially when others safety is involved.
Virginia - Individuals convicted of most offenses may apply for a gubernatorial restoration of rights three years after completion of their sentence. Those convicted of violent felonies, drug sales, and electoral offenses must wait five years. Virginia Application for Rights Restoration, Short Fo…rm, Non-violent / Non-drug Felonies (PDF 50KB) (as of May 10, 2007) Virginia Application for Rights Restoration, Long Form, Violent / Drug Distribution Felonies (PDF 129KB) (as of May 10, 2007). D Durham (MORE)
Yes, but this is totally within the discretion of the licensing board. Often, such boards will consider a criminal conviction in light of the specific offense, the period of time since the offense, and the other traits and qualifications of the applicant.
Not legally. Federal law prohibits felons from having guns, and I'm pretty sure Virginia law specifically only applies to non-felons.
For ex felons from prison (not jails) the Work Opportunity Tax Credit can be used within the first twelve months upon release as a financial incentive with employers to hire ex felons. Qualified Ex-Felon. An individual who has been convicted of a felony and has a hiring date which is not more th…an one year after the last date on which he was so convicted or released from prison. See the Related Link below. You can download the form yourself and present to an employer with your application. All the instructions are available at the website including to whom to send the WOTC. NOTE that it must be completed PRIOR to first day of employment. More often, small and mid sized employers are able and willing to be flexible with their hiring policies as compared to large companies and corporations. Temp agencies more often than not do not hire ex felons so check out their policy before applying with a temp agency. The prison system offers a variety of training programs through the Department of Correctional Education which prepare the inmate for occupations upon release. Some of these include: GED, HVAC, Barber, Construction trades. Ask for a letter of reference or for permission to use as a reference anyone from the prison staff who will commend the changes they have in you, first hand; may be able to speak to your accomplishments in training programs while in prison. Restrictions to Employment for Individuals with Criminal Histories can be found at the Related Link below. This resource is helpful if you are planning to attend school or take classes for additional training. Interestingly, many jobs for ex felons are the ones that put the ex felon closest to a person's privacy such as construction, lawn care, car cleaning, auto mechanic, and food services. Food service places a person close to a person's privacy as many fast food restaurants accept debit and credit cards. Hierarchy of most difficult to hire ex felons are from sex offender as most difficult and then violent crimes then trust crimes (fraud, forgery, theft, breaking and entering) then drug crimes (manufacturing, distribution, possession) and then all other felonies. It is unlikely you will obtain employment as a cashier, for example, if you have trust crimes. When completing an application for employment that asks about felonies it is best to reply "will discuss at interview". If the employer is at all interested in your skills and abilities, they will often provide the chance during an interview; those who do not or cannot hire ex felons will not inquire further. During the interview it is important to be honest about your felony and then quickly continue with what you have learned from your time, how you spent that time and what you have learned that will now be an asset to the potential employer. "I was in prison for and was grateful to have spent that time learning a and also participated in so that I could offer a better me that will be an asset to your company. Honesty is the best policy. Lying will eventually get you fired because you will be considered untrustworthy. Also, employers speak to each other more often than we realize as many belong to a variety of groups. Network family and friends who are employed to discover potential opportunities. Contact the state vocational rehabilitation agency who assists with employment for individuals with barriers to employment such as drug and alcohol recovery, learning disabilities, mental health issues and physical limitations. Develop yourself in the community. Volunteer at the Salvation Army, Goodwill, church, Community Action, a local food bank. While you may think that you don't have the time to do this as you need income NOW, these are people who often are connected with many employers and may hire you at their agency as well. It speaks volumes to your commitment to be part of the community and not "just another ex felon seeking work". You can offer your skills and abilities regardless of the job for which you are volunteering. Imagine the delight when you can come to the rescue on some task or emergency that occurs. "Bob was volunteering at the food bank when a pipe burst and saved the day by fixing the pipe and saving the food". Start your own business. This takes a good amount of time and resources however the small business administration will help you develop a Business Plan and knows of resources that can assist with some funding or small business loans. Many states, though unfortunately not Virginia, also have a Federal Bonding program in the Related Link below. The bonds cover the first six months of employment. There is no cost to the job applicant or the employer. In most states the bonds are made available through the state agency responsible for workforce matters. Be willing to take on most any job. People with jobs are often the ones who find other employment. It is important to show that you are willing to do whatever it takes to obtain employment. Fast food is often the last preferred choice however many individuals do make it into management in fast food and then transfer those skills to other occupations. What is important is to develop a work history. Though time must pass, applying for Restoration of Rights is beneficial. See the Related Link below. Most recognize that restoration of rights provides you with the right to vote which is important but also provides you with rights to also serve on a jury, be a notary public and to run for public office. It also re establishes you in your community. The short term goal is to get employment so you have food and shelter and family. The long term goal is to be a productive member of your community again. Support groups are fine yet one on one therapy is also beneficial as employment is not your only goal toward re entry back to your community. (MORE)
Not legally. -------------------------- See Â§ 18.2-308.2 - Possession or transportation of firearms, firearms ammunition, stun weapons, explosives or concealed weapons by convicted felons; penalties; petition for permit; when issued. A. It shall be unlawful for (i) any person who has b…een convicted of a felony; (ii) any person adjudicated delinquent as a juvenile 14 years of age or older at the time of the offense of murder in violation of Â§ 18.2-31 or 18.2-32, kidnapping in violation of Â§ 18.2-47, robbery by the threat or presentation of firearms in violation of Â§ 18.2-58, or rape in violation of Â§ 18.2-61 ; or (iii) any person under the age of 29 who was adjudicated delinquent as a juvenile 14 years of age or older at the time of the offense of a delinquent act which would be a felony if committed by an adult, other than those felonies set forth in clause (ii), whether such conviction or adjudication occurred under the laws of the Commonwealth, or any other state, the District of Columbia, the United States or any territory thereof, to knowingly and intentionally possess or transport any firearm or ammunition for a firearm, any stun weapon as defined by Â§ 18.2-308.1, or any explosive material, or to knowingly and intentionally carry about his person, hidden from common observation, any weapon described in subsection A of Â§ 18.2-308 . You can, however, own a stun weapon "... any device that emits a momentary or pulsed output, which is electrical, audible, optical or electromagnetic in nature and which is designed to temporarily incapacitate a person. " (MORE)
They cannot lawfully purchase firearms - therefore - if the are in possession of one they are in violation of BOTH Virginia AND federal law. Federal law calls for up to 15 years in prison.
Im looking for an apartment in dallas tx and i have felonies but i have a job and i need help finding a place that would rent to me .
You will have to do your own research on this, FELONS CONVICTED IN STATE COURT OF STATE CRIMES : If you are a resident of a state which completely or partially restores your "rights" (you will have to do research to learn if this applies to your state), you will still remain subject to any restric…tions that your state laws place on you (e.g.- voting rights - elective office - firearms/ammunition possession - etc). CAUTION: FEDERALLY CONVICTED FELONS : It remains a FEDERAL felony for a federally convicted felon to EVER own or possess a firearm. The U.S. Criminal Code, makes the penalty for illegal possession of a firearm a mandatory minimum of fifteen (15) years in prison in some cases (Title 18 U.S.C. sec 924(e)(1). At this time federally convicted felons have no solution to their firearm disqualification. (MORE)
To request the expungement of an offense from your STATE (not Federal) criminal record: You must have either been exonerated, acquited, or served the complete term of your sentence - then file a petition/motion with the court setting forth good reason(s) why your request should be granted. A judge w…ill review your petition and the circumstances of your case and issue a ruling either granting or denying the request. AN EXPUNGEMENT IS NOT A PARDON! Expungement only removes the record of your offense from being available to the public. Law enforcement, the courts, and government agencies will always have access to your actual 'true' record. FELONS CONVICTED IN STATE COURT OF STATE CRIMES : If your request for expungement is granted and you are a resident of a state which completely or partially restores your "rights" ( you will have to do research to learn if this applies to your state ), you will still remain subject to any restrictions that your state laws place on you (e.g.- voting rights - elective office - firearms/ammunition possession - etc). CAUTION: FEDERALLY CONVICTED FELONS : It remains a FEDERAL felony for a federally convicted felon to EVER own or possess a firearm. The U.S. Criminal Code, makes the penalty for illegal possession of a firearm a mandatory minimum of fifteen (15) years in prison in some cases (Title 18 U.S.C. sec 924(e)(1). At this time federally convicted felons have no solution to their firearm disqualification. Congress has effectively suspended the review of federally convicted felons' petitions for restoration of their firearms privileges, by denying funding for the purpose. It actually is a fairly simple process but a desired outcome is not necessarily in the cards. First request from the Governor a restoration of your civil rights...that is the right to vote, sit on a jury, hold public office, and be a notary public. All of these rights must be and normally are restored in most normal circumstances. If all of the rights are not restored then the federal government still prohibits your being able to possess a firearm. The federal firearm law about possession is not an issue once the state restores all of your civil rights. A federal conviction for a felony cannot be absolved at the state level and you must use the federal process for firearm restoration. A misdemeanor conviction for Domestic Violence can be a lifetime firearm ban at the federal level regardless of what the state says. The Governor does not restore firearm rights. Go to the Secretary of the Commonwealth website and download the form that applies to your situation. Do all that is required. Once your civil rights are restored you will need to petition the circuit court located in the county or city you live in to restore your rights to possess a firearm (any firearm lawful to own in Virginia). A restoration of only owning a rifle does not lift the federal prohibition so you must ask for the rights to possess, purchase etc. any firearm otherwise lawful to own in Virginia. The petition to the circuit court is a motion. You should absolutely hire a lawyer for this...it isn't super expensive (MORE)
The answer is NO...If you want to live in a decent luxury apartment. They will gladly accept convicted felons in high crime, drug infested areas. I applied to several Luxury apartment communities with honesty and they simply said ...don't bother to fill out the application. I was given an excuse in …Stockbridge GA that they had to follow the guidelines of the Fair Housing Administration? My conviction is over 11 years old...I am currently gainfully employed by a Fortune 500 company earning over $75,000 a year. This to me, is a form of discrimination. There should be consideration and each case evaluated on an individual basis. I know for a fact that the way convicted felons get into luxury apartment communities is by getting someone else to rent it for them. Honesty does not pay in Atlanta Ga to rent an apartment. Frustrated Felon in Atlanta (MORE)
There are none unless it is somehow construed as fraud in your state. Provided you are open and honest and the former felon is on the lease, there are no penalities asside from being legally denied.
A convicted felon would not be able to practice law in Virginia orin any other state. An attorney would probably not choose to commita felony to begin with.
No. Your local, county, state, and federal authorities are available by making a simple phone call. Please direct your inquiry there .
the government. if the person is unable to pay debts or have lawyer w/e its mandatory that they provide help (may vary if in certain countries)
Paintball guns, powered by compressed air, are not firearms, and therefore they may be possessed.
After 9/11 it was estimated that seventy-five percent of the truck drivers frequenting US shipyards were previously convicted felons. It is probably safe to continue that estimate to all shipyard workers. So, yes, a person previously convicted of a felony can work at a Virginia shipyard, provided th…e specific employer does not decide to discriminate against those with records of felony conviction. (MORE)
If the deceased has named this individual as the executor of their estate, I do not believe there is a prohibition against it.... unless.... the individual is incarcerated and unable to carry out those duties.
Be honest, disclose everything. I know they will issue a masters license. Get that first. They will tell you everyone situation is not the same.
I'm still looking,so far pickin's are way slim.The few that do rent to felons or to ex- cons are in horrible condition...as in filthy! It's very discouraging and unfair as we / I have paid my dues and deserve to live in a safe and clean environment. Is Fair Housing only for the disabled? I am no…t able to rent a place. (MORE)
Most commercial apartment complexes can and do actively discriminate against the previously convicted. So, your best bet is to find a private party who rents small, motel type rooms, or homes.
Generally speaking apartment complexes anywhere in the United States are reluctant to rent out to convicted felons. But many apartment complexes will rent out to such if the offense was nonviolent in nature, it's been a long time since the offense occurred or since the person has been released from …any state sanctions, which ever occurred later, and i if the convicted felon has otherwise developed an excellent credit history. That being said, if you are convicted felon you are better off trying to rent an apartment or house from an individual landlord, who may be more lax than apartment complexes are at tenant selection. (MORE)
Check your lease agreement. If it is not stated in your lease agreement that felons are not permitted, then you have not broken any part of the agreement and the landlord is in violation of your contract. Sue him for breach.
Same as anyone else. It depends what you were convicted for, but they run a background check on you, you might be able to simply talk your way out of it. You can also just search until you give some landowner a good enough first impression, that he won't bother checking you out. worst case scenario,… lower your standards, someones going to not care. (MORE)
In the State of Florida a felon has no rights, we are now second class citizens. No apartment complex will rent to a felon or someone with a misdemeanor. I was raised great, made mistakes growing up, and now I am paying for the rest of my life. I cant live anywhere clean and quiet and nice. Its alwa…ys in low income ghettos. I hate it but we can't do anything about it because there are too many people that are against us. Just remember they give an apartment to who they think is better than you, but get burned anyway. Just like a job, they hire someone else the deem better than you and the person with no record robs them blind, molests their children, or busts in the movie theater and kills a bunch of people. See me a s a felon, I have seen the bad side of the world and the other side of that gate....and I see the future only. I am not gonna steal anything, kill anyone, hurt anyone because I never want to return again. But no one cares, and they don't wish to grant second chances. (MORE)
Not in Virginia, nor in any other state. Under federal law, a felon may not own, possess, or have access to firearms. Being in a residence with firearms - even if they're locked away - is generally considered having access.
You need to add more details. All the factors related to a situation must be considered before any answer can be offered. For example, if the felon is the father and he committed grand larceny and served his time and has established a stable life for himself and the custodial mother has died, he may… well be considered for custody. The answer depends on the circumstances. If you are the felon you should consult with an attorney who specializes in custody issues. You need to add more details. All the factors related to a situation must be considered before any answer can be offered. For example, if the felon is the father and he committed grand larceny and served his time and has established a stable life for himself and the custodial mother has died, he may well be considered for custody. The answer depends on the circumstances. If you are the felon you should consult with an attorney who specializes in custody issues. You need to add more details. All the factors related to a situation must be considered before any answer can be offered. For example, if the felon is the father and he committed grand larceny and served his time and has established a stable life for himself and the custodial mother has died, he may well be considered for custody. The answer depends on the circumstances. If you are the felon you should consult with an attorney who specializes in custody issues. You need to add more details. All the factors related to a situation must be considered before any answer can be offered. For example, if the felon is the father and he committed grand larceny and served his time and has established a stable life for himself and the custodial mother has died, he may well be considered for custody. The answer depends on the circumstances. If you are the felon you should consult with an attorney who specializes in custody issues. (MORE)
You need to consult with a lawyer familiar with firearms law in VA for a legal and correct answer.
Apply. But ask yourself would you hire you or someone with a clean record. You may have to take any job u can get until people trust u again. And some never will. Good luck especially in this economy.
A convicted felon may not purchase, possess, or be allowed access to firearms. That's federal law, and applies to the whole of the United States.
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