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I am looking for a place to rent in Vancouver, WA, but my fiance is a felon. What should I do?

My fiance got a felony approx. 5 years ago when he was 17 and we have had zero luck finding a place to rent. The felony was nothing serious, but it is too expensive to get rid of at this point. We are very quite people who keep to themselves and work lots of hours. We have a small dog who is well trained and house broken. Are there any websites or people that we could talk to that could get us into a house? I've been looking for private owners, but have had no luck. Please help if you can. Thanks!

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Robert it is possible for 17 year olds to grow up and become responsible citizens after they face the consequences of committing a felony. Fortunately sometimes they can get a stupid foolish crime they committed when they were young and stupid expunged so they aren't handicapped for the rest of their lives by the conviction . I suggest to the person asking about rentals to look in Craigslist but also post an ad explaining your need and situation. We have risked renting to someone who posted an ad on Craigslist for a house. They had problems due to being foreclosed on and bad credit so had a hard time renting. when we read their story we decided to give them a chance. maybe that would work for you

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i didn't know you could get RID of a felony? apply your self. move her in later?
& they wonder why people re-offend???

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It is hard to get a place to rent without a felon clause but it would be wise to check with local property management. If it turns out to be hard, you can opt for an alternative area that accepts felons. Good luck.

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so depressing.

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