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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