Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Eudaly Plans to Propose New Rules to Standardize the Renter Screening Process
which was just ruled unconstitutional by a Washington judge. She plans to propose standardized screening criteria based on a point system, which would score tenants based on credit, criminal, and housing history. If prospective tenants score above a 5 using the new system, landlords would be prohibited from denying their application. If they do not score above a 5, tenants would be given a 24-hour window to provide documentation of "offsetting considerations" that could potentially raise their score. Eudaly is also proposing to link the new screening process with security deposit reform. Read more.