HUD Tells Landlords to Give Ex-Cons a Chance

Private landlords cannot implement blanket bans on would-be renters with an arrest or criminal record. If so, they are in violation of the Fair Housing Act and can face penalties or a lawsuit for discrimination, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. HUD Secretary Julián Castro issued guidance on Monday, April 4, 2016, about how fair housing laws apply to those with criminal records.

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HUD Tells Landlords to Give Ex-Cons a Chance

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