HUD Urges Stronger Sex Offender Screening

HUD Urges Stronger Sex Offender Screening



HUD wants you to be more vigilant than ever in assuring that lifetime sex offenders do not receive federal housing assistance. In a Sept. 9, 2009, Notice, HUD reiterated current requirements and encouraged sites to set standards and processes to prevent lifetime sex offenders from receiving federal housing assistance. Recommendations are to:

  • Ask households at each recertification whether any member is subject to a lifetime registration requirement under a state sex offender registration program.

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