HUD Restrictions on Criminal Background Checks May Affect Condominium Sex Offender Bans

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued guidance restricting the use of criminal background checks to screen prospective residents. The guidance warns property owners that a blanket policy rejecting residents solely because they have a criminal record may violate the Fair Housing Act, because it could have a discriminatory impact on minorities.   Read the article………….


Related Articles

Judge orders mediation in suit (CO)

The litigation was filed last year following what plaintiffs say was an illegal election violating POA declarations, bylaws and state

Florida Supreme Court rules that “substantial compliance” is good enough for insurers on association policies

On May 31, 2012, the Florida Supreme Court issued a Corrective Opinion in the case of QBE Insurance Corp v.

Rivington House Deed Scandal Inspires New Legislation (NY)

bill that would both create a publicly searchable database of properties with deed restrictions and require public notification when the city considers lifting such a restriction.