Black and Latino Renters Face Eviction, Exclusion Amid Police Crackdowns in California

Articles | January 27 2021

By Liam Dillon, Ben Poston, Julia Barajas

Three years after his release from prison following a cocaine dealing conviction, Terrance Stewart was accepted to UC Riverside and began searching for a place to live near campus with his wife and 3-month-old daughter.

He couldn’t find one. Facing rejection after rejection, Stewart started to realize that posted around the apartment complexes he visited were gray signs with the stenciled outlines of three homes. The logos, he later learned, meant those landlords took part in a police program that trains them how to refuse tenants with criminal histories (Read more).