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Tech Tuesday: Tenant Screening Software Wrongly Denies Housing

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Shane Adams
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The U.S. rental market has increasingly turned to software programs to run background checks on prospective renters, and, in the process, ballooned into a $3 billion industry.

But, housing advocates say such algorithms misidentify and wrongly deny housing to thousands, especially those of color. Now, challenges in court are mounting.

Today on Tech Tuesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher, we take a look at calls intensify to fix tech problems in screening programs landlords use.


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