The Trainer — May 2016

Avoiding FHA Violations During Criminal Background Checks; Complying with Tenant Participation Rules

In this month’s feature, we discussed HUD’s new guidance addressing how refusing to rent or renew a lease based on an individual’s criminal history could violate the Fair Housing Act. We described the three steps used to analyze claims that a housing provider’s use of criminal history to deny housing results violates the Fair Housing Act. And we answered common questions about the new guidance.

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