Kevin Kish Explains California’s Fair Chance Housing Ordinances

Former Fellow Kevin Kish (’06), the director of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, wrote a letter to the editor published in the San Francisco Chronicle (Jan. 28) regarding the paper’s recent reporting on new regulations protecting access to housing for applicants with a prior conviction (“Oakland Becomes First in State To Ban Criminal Background Checks for Rental Housing,” Jan. 21). “Too often, people with criminal records face barriers to housing even if their history bears no relationship to their ability to be responsible tenants,” Kevin said.