Drug conviction mars recovering addict's rental application
Under fair housing law, landlords can't refuse to rent to an applicant solely because of a history of drug addiction if the person is in recovery. A criminal record, however, complicates the matter.Question: I started drinking alcohol and using drugs when I was in high school, and I kept it up until recently. I didn't think I had a problem because I have maintained good grades in school and held a steady job. Last year, I was stopped by the police for driving under the influence. When the police searched my car, they found a pipe and a backpack with crack cocaine.