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Fed Officials Warn Against Blanket Criminal History Exclusions

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Fed Officials Warn Against Blanket Criminal History Exclusions

HUD issued fair housing guidance on April 4 that extends protections for individuals with criminal histories. This guidance builds on similar policies issued by HUD last year that only applied to public and federal-assisted housing. Most notably, the new guidance prohibits the use of arrest records to deny residency and denials based on convictions must consider the nature and severity of the incident.

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