CDIA Comments to HUD on Criminal Background Checks

CDIA filed a comment with the Department of Housing and Urban Development in response to a notice published a notice in the Federal Register announcing that the Department is “reviewing its existing regulations to assess their compliance costs and reduce regulatory burden.”  This review is in response to several recent executive orders.  HUD is soliciting “public comments… Continue reading CDIA Comments to HUD on Criminal Background Checks

Seattle Attempts to Limit Background Checks for Rental Housing and Gets it Wrong

The City of Seattle is has a draft ordinance relating to fair chance housing but the proposal is wrong on three counts, as CDIA noted in a letter.  First, the proposal could make apartment communities more susceptible to crime by arbitrarily assigning a mythical point of redemption at two years.  Second, the bill takes away… Continue reading Seattle Attempts to Limit Background Checks for Rental Housing and Gets it Wrong

CDIA as a Panelist at the 1st National Summit on Collateral Consequences

In Feb. 2015, CDIA’s Senior Vice President of Public Policy & Legal Affairs, Eric J. Ellman, was a panelist at the 1st National Summit on Collateral Consequences.  The Washington, D.C. summit was sponsored by the American Bar Association and the National Institute of Justice.  Eric’s panel, Criminal Records in the Digital Age, was a lively discussion that included… Continue reading CDIA as a Panelist at the 1st National Summit on Collateral Consequences