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ACLU-WA co-signed an amicus brief with the Korematsu Center in November 2018 in support of Seattle’s Fair Chance Housing Ordinance. The ordinance would make it easier for people with criminal records to access housing by preventing landlords from inquiring about arrest, criminal conviction, or criminal history records when screening tenants. The brief describes how screening based on criminal history creates racial disparities in access to housing and provides evidence that there is no link between criminal records and good tenancy. A hearing on the City and Plaintiffs’ respective motions for summary judgement was held on January 11, 2019 and we are awaiting the judgement of the court.