Resources for Landlords & Property Managers

Find Philadelphia-based supports and resources for landlords and property managers who currently rent to or are interested in renting to people rebuilding their lives.

What is reentry and what role do landlords play?

Reentry is the process of returning

Learn how different programs can support you:

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(Last revised April 2021)

Protect yourself from Fair Housing violations

This two page flyer lists easy steps for landlords to take into consideration when developing their screening practices to protect themselves from inadvertently violating Fair Housing practices.
Tips for Landlords:
How to Follow Fair Housing Law Regarding Criminal Background Checks 
(Last revised April 2021)
Fair Chance Housing Infographic
(Last revised January 2022)
This infograph highlights the benefits of passing policies that ensure everyone has access to housing. It defines fair chance housing policy and how it works. It also links to current fair chance legislation being considered at the Pennsylvania Senate and how you can learn more. 
11 Myths of Renting to Someone with a Criminal Record 
(Last revised April 2021)
This resource dispels common myths that landlords or others may have against renting to people with a record, citing the most recent research, HUD guidelines, and best practice screening policies.

Resident Selection Criteria-- Example Policies

There is NO legal requirement for a private housing provider to conduct a screening for criminal record. If you choose to do so, the following examples adhere to HUD guidance in order to avoid liability under the Fair Housing Law.

Additional Informational Resources
(Last Revised August 2022)

The information provided on this website does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only. Information on this website may not constitute the most up-to-date legal or other information. This website contains links to other third-party websites.  Such links are only for the convenience of the reader, user or browser. Readers of this website should contact their attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular legal matter.

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