1. Understanding Housing Eligibility

    1. What does it mean to be “eligible” for housing?

    2. Why is it important to understand the eligibility rules of different types of housing?

    3. What are some of the reasons I could be eligible or ineligible for a housing program?

    4. I was receiving Section 8 housing and was then incarcerated. Do I need to reapply?

    5. How will my criminal record affect my eligibility and application to different types of housing?

  2. Criminal Record Bans To Be Aware Of Before You Apply to Housing

    1. 1. Criminal Record Bans in Private Housing

    2. 2. Criminal Record Bans in Government-Assisted Housing

    3. Chart Summarizing Criminal Record Bans in Government-Assisted Housing

    4. Detailed Questions & Answers About Criminal Record Bans in Government-Assisted Housing

  3. Your Rights Against Illegal Denials from Government-Assisted Housing Because of Your Criminal Record

    1. How does the law protect me from being denied government-assisted housing because of my criminal record?

  4. Improving Your Chances Of Getting Into Government-Assisted Housing—Offering Proof Of Rehabilitation & Mitigating Factors

    1. What is “proof of mitigating factors?”

    2. What is “proof of rehabilitation?”

    3. Do government-assisted housing programs have to consider mitigating circumstances & evidence of rehabilitation?

    4. When could i show proof of mitigating circumstances and rehabilitation to the PHA or owner of government-assisted housing?

    5. Specific Examples of Evidence that can Strengthen Your Application to Government-Assisted Housing