Emerging Practices in Inclusive Tenant Screening

This resource supports housing providers interested in implementing practices that promote more inclusivity and reduce applicant denials based on conviction history with the intention to screen more applicants in, not out. This document is non-exhaustive and is based on emerging practices informed by research and expertise generated in the field. Today, the field is continuing to evolve and research steadily growing to support more inclusive practices and policies related to tenancy of individuals with conviction and arrest history. The guidance below can be used as a starting point as you begin developing your individual tenant selection plan procedures. The adoption of this guidance is strictly voluntary, but encouraged and does not carry with it any statutory conditions or requirements.

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