Can a new rental rule end implicit bias? Some Seattle landlords say it can't and are suing the city | KUOW News and Information

Can a new rental rule end implicit bias? Some Seattle landlords say it can't and are suing the city

18 hours ago

First-come, first-served. That's the law now if you're trying to find an apartment in Seattle or if you're a landlord with an apartment to rent. Thanks to the law passed last summer landlords can't thumb through a stack of applications and choose the tenant they like the most, they have to rent to the first qualified applicant.

Bill Radke speaks with Jon Grant. He ran the Tenants Union in Seattle and is a candidate for Seattle City Council. Grant says this law helps renters get treated equally. Also, in the conversation is Chris Benis. He is a landlord in Seattle and says finding the right tenant is like dating or a job interview. You want the right person, not the first person. Benis is part of the group suing the city over this new law. 

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