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File #: 190156    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: IN COUNCIL
File created: 3/7/2019 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Title 9 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Regulation of Businesses, Trades, and Professions" by adding a new Chapter entitled "Fair Chance Housing," prohibiting the use of the criminal history by landlords within the City of Philadelphia, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Council President Clarke, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Blackwell
Indexes: FAIR CHANCE HOUSING
Code sections: Title 9 - REGULATION OF BUSINESSES, TRADES AND PROFESSIONS
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 19015600.pdf
Title
Amending Title 9 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Regulation of Businesses, Trades, and Professions" by adding a new Chapter entitled "Fair Chance Housing," prohibiting the use of the criminal history by landlords within the City of Philadelphia, all under certain terms and conditions.
Body
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Title 9 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

TITLE 9. REGULATION OF BUSINESSES, TRADES, AND PROFESSIONS

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CHAPTER 9-4700. FAIR CHANCE HOUSING

? 9-4701. Definitions.

(1) "Adverse action." Evicting, expelling, or otherwise making unavailable or denying a dwelling unit; failure or refusal to rent or lease real property to an individual; failure or refusal to continue to rent or lease real property to an individual; failure or refusal to add a household member to an existing lease; refusing or intentionally failing to list property for rent or lease; refusing or intentionally failing to show real property listed for rent or lease; refusal or intentionally, failing to accept and/or transmit any reasonable offer to lease or rent real property; terminating a lease; and applying different terms, conditions, privileges or rights to a rental real estate transaction, including but not limited to the setting of rates for rental or lease, establishment of damage deposits, or other financial conditions for rental or lease or in the furnishing of facilities or services in connection with such transaction.

(2) "Applicant." Any person applying to rent or lease eligible housing, including individuals applying to be added to an existing lease.

(3) "Arrest Record." Information indication that a person has been apprehended, detained, taken into custody, held for investigation, restrained by law enforcement due to an accusation or suspicion that the person committed a crime. Arrest record include pending criminal charges.

(4) "Conviction record." Any information regarding a...

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