NJ Spotlight News

NJ restricts landlords running criminal background checks

Clip: 01/04/2022 | 49s | Video has closed captioning.

The Fair Chance in Housing Act will bar landlords from running a criminal background check on an applicant until a conditional offer of housing has been made. Only after approving an applicant and making a conditional offer, will a landlord be able to ask about the applicant’s criminal history or conduct a criminal background check.

Aired: 01/04/22

Rating: NR

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