At our Tuesday sales meeting at Skogman Realty in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, we had an interesting discussion on sex offenders and housing by the Linn County sheriff's department. From the center of our downtown, there is a 30 block radius whereby sex offenders cannot reside. Also, sex offenders cannot live within 2000 feet of a daycare or school, which may be the law in your city or state.
I worked with a couple whose husband was on the sex offenders registry list. We looked for one solid month but could not find a house for this couple, even though they were pre-approved for a loan. Everywhere I found a house, the sheriff's department denied because of either a school, daycare, or 30 block radius from downtown prevented them from owning a house.
What are your experiences (if any) working with sex offenders? Have you had any luck finding them housing? Are the laws similar in your city or state? Thanks as always for your comments!