Eliminating Barriers That May Unnecessarily Prevent Individuals with Criminal Histories from Participating in HUD Programs

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia L. FudgeOn April 12, 2022, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge instituted a HUD-wide effort to review programs and put forth changes that ensure that HUD funding recipients are as inclusive as possible of individuals with criminal histories.

Through this memo, Secretary Fudge directed all relevant HUD program offices to, within 6 months of the date of this memorandum, identify all existing HUD regulations, guidance documents and other policies and sub-regulatory documents (including model leases and other agreements) that may pose barriers to housing for persons with criminal histories or their families and propose updates and amendments consistent with this directive to make HUD programs as inclusive as possible.

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