HUD: Take Zero-Tolerance Approach to Lifetime Sex Offenders in Subsidized Housing

October 31, 2009
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HUD is strongly encouraging owners and managers of HUD-subsidized housing sites to take a zero-tolerance approach to ensuring that lifetime sex offenders are prevented from receiving federal housing assistance. The Notice, issued on Sept. 9, 2009, reiterates the current regulatory requirements whereby site owners and managers must perform necessary criminal history background checks to determine whether an applicant, or a member of the applicant's household, is subject to a lifetime registration requirement under a state sex offender registration program.

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