FTC Issues Screening Guidance for Owners

Screening for credit and rental history are among the list of permitted screening criteria commonly used by owners [HUD Handbook 4350.3, par. 4-7(F)]. The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued new guidance for owners who use background checks to screen tenants to help them comply with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), which the FTC helps enforce.

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