Visit WashingtonLawHelp.org for more information. This video gives general information about the topics:
-- What is screening? (at 00:15)
-- What's in a screening report? (at 01:10)
-- The problem of inaccurate records (at 01:42)
-- The problem of outdated records (at 02:59)
-- The problem of misleading records (at 03:50)
-- The financial toll on applicants (at 06:03)
-- A growing class of people locked out of the housing market (at 06:36)
-- Fair Credit Reporting Act disputes (at 08:13)
-- Vacating and Sealing Records (at 09:42)
-- Possible changes to the screening process (at 11:20)
-- Washington's Fair Tenant Screening Act (at 12:36)
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