A. J. Johnson will be conducting a webinar on August 31, 2021, on Criminal Screening in Multifamily Housing – Recommended Policies & Procedures. The Webinar will be held from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern time.
Property owners may (and should) screen applicants for criminal behavior but must be careful when doing so – and must have transparent and defensible policies relative to screening for past criminal conduct. This 1.5-hour webinar will assist owners and property managers in understanding what is required when implementing a criminal screening policy. The training will outline the HUD guidance relative to criminal screening and will review the type of policies that are – and are not – acceptable. The discussion will center on (1) the types of crimes that are appropriate for screening; (2) the HUD policy regarding the use of arrest records in criminal screening; (3) dealing with convictions for non-dangerous crimes; and (4) the use of individual assessments for rejected applicants. Following the session, participants will be better prepared to develop a criminal screening policy that will not run afoul of fair housing law.
Those interested in participating in the Webinar may register on the A. J. Johnson Consulting Services website (www.ajjcs.net) under “Training Schedule.”