Criminal Screening in HUD-Assisted and Public Housing Communities

May 8, 2012
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This issue of Fair Housing Coach focuses on conventional housing communities, but federal law imposes specific requirements with respect to screening and admissions based on criminal history in public and HUD-assisted housing communities. HUD Chief Shaun Donovan recently addressed those requirements—and the need to balance the needs of ex-offenders to return to their families in stable housing while ensuring the safety of all residents.

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