Background Screening Process: Template and Guidance

This template is a resource for housing providers and property managers to use as they implement a background screening process that reduces bias and lowers barriers for people who have historically been excluded from housing opportunities.

The template can be used as is or adjusted to suit the needs of the community.

If your property does opt to utilize a background screening, use this template to institute a process that aims to reduce bias as much as possible, recognizing that the most equitable and efficient process for filling your units would be to eliminate the background check entirely, or utilize a policy no more restrictive than funding requires.

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