Sex Offenders: Housing for People with Sex Offenses
- Explains housing rights of people with criminal records, including rules for people with sex offenses.
- Sample letter to a landlord explaining the potential disparate discriminatory impact of terminating month-to-month tenancy for African American with a felony record.
- Michigan law that bars most registered offenders from living within 1000 feet of a school.
- Lists those registered offenders who are not subject to the 1000 foot restriction.
Briefs and Pleadings
- Sample answer to an eviction of a current tenant in subsidized housing who is being evicted for being on the sex offender registry.
- Sample letter explaining why individual listed on the sex offender registry falls within exception to 1000-feet-from-a-school residency requirement.
- Individuals on the sex offender registry who historically lived within 1000 feet of a school may continue to live there. This is a motion to compel the police to register such an individual.
- The Sex Offender Registration Act provides that individuals convicted of a sex offense may not live within 1000 feet of school property, unless the building or facility is "no longer in use as on a permanent or continuous basis."
Individuals not subject to a lifetime sex registration may be allowed to receive Section 8 vouchers and reside in government-subsidized housing. The sample letters below explain this exception.
| Other pages in this section: Sex Offender Registration - Housing for People with Sex Offenses - Sex Offender Restrictions on Employment|
Return to section overview: Sex Offenders