Screening and Tenant Selection


October 11, 2017
8:45am to 3:30pm

What is eligibility? What is suitability? A TSP? What are mitigating circumstances? What does HUD’s recent guidance on criminal backgrounds mean? What can managers ask about criminal, drug and alcohol history? What are preferences? What evidence can applicants provide to counteract a negative tenancy history, criminal background or poor credit?  Housing providers must follow certain requirements when screening applicants while balancing fair consideration of the individual applicant and the possible negative consequences for the development as a whole if a person is admitted and engages in lease‐violating behavior. Good screening of applicants results in successful tenancies – a win for all.    

Instructor: Debbie Piltch, Piltch Associates

Location: Colonial Estates, 1 Beacon Circle, Springfield

Parking: There is plenty of parking at the Colonial Estates Community Center. Follow signs to

Leasing/Management Center.

Registration fee: 

$85 General public, $60 staff of local housing authorities, and free for staff of TAP member sites

Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Real Estate Development