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HUD/FHEO RIN: 2529-AB07 Publication ID: Fall 2022 
Title: ●Removing Criminal Conviction Restrictions for Testers in FHIP-Funded Testing Programs (FR-6355) 

Through this Proposed Rule, HUD seeks to eliminate the tester restrictions for Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) grantees currently contained in 24 CFR 125.107(a), which forbids FHIP grantees from using fair housing testers with prior felony convictions or convictions of crimes involving fraud or perjury. HUD makes this proposal in accordance with Secretary Marcia Fudge’s April 12, 2022 Memorandum, Eliminating Barriers That May Unnecessarily Prevent Individuals with Criminal Histories from Participating in HUD Program, to make HUD’s programs as inclusive as possible for people with criminal records and to ensure that FHIP grantees are able to fully investigate potentially discriminatory criminal background screening policies by using testers with actual criminal backgrounds.

Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development(HUD)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 24 CFR 125   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 3616 note, 42 U.S.C. 3535(d)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Demetria McCain
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
451 7th Street SW,
Washington, DC 20410
Phone:202 402-5159