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.
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.
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