Doesn't the ordinance promote discrimination or profiling?
No. The Federal Fair Housing Act, which is discussed during the seminar and contained in the workbook, has seven protected classes. The seven protected classes relate to a person’s race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or handicap (disability). A person’s behavior is not a protected class. The ordinance is intended to deal with criminal or excessive nuisance behavior that is impacting the health, safety, or quality of life of a neighborhood, regardless of the tenant’s race, ethnic background, or income status. Would you like to live next to a drug dealer, gang member, or renter that has loud and drunken parties every weekend?

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1. I only have one unit. Why does the ordinance apply to me?
2. Why is the seminar six hours long, and what will I learn?
3. It is difficult for me to attend one whole session for 6 hours. Are there other options?
4. I live out of state. Do I have to attend?
5. I own more than one unit in the city. How many seminars do I need to attend?
6. Does the ordinance require a criminal background check for rental applicants?
7. Does the ordinance require me to evict a tenant for one criminal incident?
8. Doesn't the ordinance promote discrimination or profiling?
9. Can I be held responsible for the actions of my tenant?
10. Will my rental license be suspended or revoked any time a crime happens?