HUD Issues Notice on PHA Information Collection Related to Obtaining Conviction Records

HUD has submitted a notice of proposed information collection requirements for public housing authorities to obtain criminal conviction records from law enforcement agencies to screen out or evict from public housing or the Section 8 program people who have criminal records or who are currently engaging in criminal activity. HUD has submitted this proposal to the Office of Management of Budget (OMB) for review.

The proposal is open for public comment for 30 days. All comments must be submitted by June 3. Specifically, HUD is looking for comments on:

  • Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for HUD to properly perform its duties, and whether the information will have practical utility;
  • The accuracy of HUD’s estimate on the burden created by the proposed collection of information;
  • Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and
  • Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on PHAs, including automated collection processes or other uses of information technology.

Read HUD’s notice at: