24 CFR 5.901 - To what criminal records and searches does this subpart apply?

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§ 5.901 To what criminal records and searches does this subpart apply?

(a) General criminal records searches. This subpart applies to criminal conviction background checks by PHAs that administer the Section 8 and public housing programs when they obtain criminal conviction records, under the authority of section 6(q) of the 1937 Act (42 U.S.C. 1437d(q)), from a law enforcement agency to prevent admission of criminals to public housing and Section 8 housing and to assist in lease enforcement and eviction.

(b) Sex offender registration records searches. This subpart applies to PHAs that administer the Section 8 and public housing programs when they obtain sex offender registration information from State and local agencies, under the authority of 42 U.S.C. 13663, to prevent admission of dangerous sex offenders to federally assisted housing.

(c) Excluded records searches. The provisions of this subpart do not apply to criminal conviction information or sex offender information searches by a PHA or others of information from law enforcement agencies or other sources other than as provided under this subpart.

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Title 24 published on 2015-04-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 24 CFR Part 5 after this date.

  • 2015-12-07; vol. 80 # 234 - Monday, December 7, 2015
    1. 80 FR 75931 - Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards: Conforming Amendments
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      DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, Office of the Secretary, HUD
      Final rule.
      Effective Date: January 6, 2016.
      24 CFR Parts 4, 5, 92, 115, 125, 135, 200, 202, 214, 236, 242, 248, 266, 401, 570, 573, 574, 576, 578, 582, 583, 700, 761, 880, 881, 882, 883, 884, 886, 891, 902, 905, 943, 963, 964, 965, 970, 982, 990, 1000, 1003, and 1006