Texas Criminal Background Screening Guide for Rental Housing Providers – A Project of the Reentry Roundtable

The Roundtable is pleased to recognize the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act and National Fair Housing Month by releasing two documents designed to provide instruction to landlords and property managers on how best to comply with fair housing law and guidelines when implementing criminal background screenings for housing applicants.

This Guide focuses on compliance with the federal Fair Housing Act and recent U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department guidance on the use of criminal records.

Texas Criminal Background Screening Guide for Rental Housing Providers

The Template is designed for landlords and property managers to complete and make available to potential rental applicants.

Housing Applicant Criminal Background Screening Template

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