Date: Wednesday, Oct. 6

Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm PDT (4:30 pm – 5:30 pm EDT)



Glenda Moyer, Eastern Oregon Education and Outreach Specialist, Fair Housing Council of Oregon



Criminal history can be a barrier for some when trying to secure housing. And yet many people with disabilities who have criminal history and people of color continue to face fair housing discrimination. When criminal history is directly related to a disability or when a housing applicant can provide information about a positive shift or change in their criminal behavior, housing providers should consider the applicant. This session will provide advocates information on how to submit reasonable accommodation requests when assisting those with disabilities when related to their criminal record. Criminal history screening for housing has a disparate impact on communities of color due to inequality in the criminal justice system. We will learn about HUD’s 2016 guidance around people’s right to ask for individual consideration regarding their background.