The Fair Housing Act prohibits intentionally or inadvertently making it more difficult for minorities to find housing. Review your policies regarding residents’ criminal histories to ensure they do not have a disparate impact on minority home seekers. To be compliant, your policy must fulfill all of the criteria below.
This checklist covers all of the criteria your policy must fulfill to be compliant.
Download the checklist to find out:
- Why applicants who have arrests without convictions may not be excluded
- Why you may not automatically exclude all individuals with criminal convictions
- How you may distinguish between the risks associated with different types of criminal conduct
- Why consistent application among all applicants is key