Whatcom County Association of REALTORS®

NAR’s Guide on Criminal History Policies

NAR Criminal History Guide

HUD Office of General Counsel Fair Housing App Guide

The links above provides access to resources discussing some cautions as well as proper protocols for dealing with criminal histories when making housing related decisions.  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) urges housing providers to exercise caution and further explains why this caution is both necessary and something to take seriously.  There is a lot of information here to take your time and read through it all carefully!