Earlier this year the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued newguidance asserting that housing policies that exclude people with criminal records may violate the non-discrimination provisions of the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) if they fail to consider the nature, severity, and recency of criminal conduct and if they are not narrowly tailored to protect residents or property. The Justice Department has taken the first step toward judicial enforcement of this guidance.Read more here.
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Justice Department will enforce limits on landlord background checks
From the Collateral Consequences Resource Center: