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Screened Out: How The Biden Administration Can Open Doors to Housing For Justice-Involved People and Their Families

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

At a time when housing is more unaffordable than ever, 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. has a criminal record. The number is far more staggering for people of color, who have been systematically targeted by the War on Drugs and mass incarceration. It is well documented that a criminal record creates a litany of barriers to full participation in society by restricting access to housing and other basic necessities. People with prior criminal records are often unfairly evicted or screened out of housing opportunities altogether. Updated policies are desperately needed on the local, state, and federal levels to break this vicious cycle of poverty and punishment.

On April 10, the U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) proposed a long-awaited rule that would end the practice of rejecting or evicting tenants from public housing or HUD-subsidized housing solely on the basis of a criminal conviction. Public comment is needed before the proposed rule can become final.

Join us on May 30 as we discuss the potential impacts of this proposed rule, how to comment, and why that’s important.

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May 30
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


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