Screening Applicants

Screening Applicants

FTC Issues Screening Guidance for Owners

February 10, 2017    

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...

Should You Test Applicants and Residents for Drugs?

September 11, 2011    

by John M. Fredericks

New Federal Law Requires Adverse Action Notices to Include Credit Scores

August 23, 2011    

The federal Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 requires users of consumer reports, beginning on July 21, 2011, to also provide credit scores to applicants if the score was used in taking adverse or unfavorable action against the applicant. Adverse action notices...