New Criminal Screening Guidelines: Time to Review Your Policy

By | Fair Housing Defense | September 22, 2016
New Criminal Screening Guidelines: Time to Review Your Policy

Here we go. Faithful Fair Housing Defense blog readers may recall that I reported on new guidance from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) back in April 2016 noting that what they believe as strict criminal history screening on housing applicants by management may have a “disparate impact” on certain protected classes (in this case African American and Hispanics) as individuals from those two classes are in jail at a higher percentage than one would otherwise expect based on their percentage of the U.S. population. 

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