Q&A on HUD's New Guidance on Criminal Background Checks

In this lesson, Fair Housing Coach reviews HUD’s latest guidance on the use of criminal background screenings—and what it means for your community.

In April 2016, HUD released new guidance on how federal fair housing law applies to the use of criminal records in both conventional and assisted housing communities. The new guidelines spell out how HUD will evaluate fair housing complaints in cases where a community refuses to rent or renew a lease based on an individual’s criminal history.

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