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The Clatsop County Courthouse in Astoria, Oregon.
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Past evictions can make it hard for people to secure new housing, said Ariel Nelson, a staff attorney at the National Consumer Law Center.
“Some landlords automatically deny applications based on eviction records regardless of outcome or context,” Nelson said.
To begin, there are typically two places the former eviction could show up on your record, said Marie Claire Tran-Leung, a senior staff attorney at the National Housing Law Project.
It can be part of public records at the courthouse where the eviction was filed, and it may show up on a…