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Final Rule: Screening and Eviction for Drug Abuse and Other Criminal Activity (66 FR 28775)


Date Published: May 2021


This final rule gives Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and assisted housing owners the tools for adopting and implementing fair, effective, and comprehensive policies for screening out programs applicants who engage in illegal drug use or other criminal activity and for evicting or terminating assistance of persons who engage in such activity.

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Foundational Resources: Fair Housing Laws and RegulationsGuidance/Handbooks
Legal Theories and Concepts: Criminal Activities/Background
Protected Classes: Federal and Local: Disability
Courses: Fundamentals of Fair Housing – FHAP InvestigationFundamentals of Fair Housing – IntakeLitigating Fair Housing Cases

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