Webinar Materials: Renting to Tenants with a Criminal History

Webinar Date: May 19, 2016

Good landlords who rent to tenants with records can help the tenants stabilize their living situation, be better able to support their families, and live law-abiding lives in the community. Screening out tenants with a criminal history can strain community resources, threaten family security, and lead to homelessness and recidivism.

However, many landlords are understandably concerned about liability and safety when renting to those with a history. The Rental Housing Work Group would like to share with all of our landlord partners in Southwestern PA the best practices for renting to tenants with a criminal record so the tenant, the landlord, and the neighbors are safe and thriving.

This webinar was the 5th installment in a new series specifically designed to educate private market landlords on how current humanitarian efforts can grow your business while meeting the needs of your tenants.

Please see materials below:

RHW web 5

PIH 2015-19

FAQs re Excluding Arrest Records from Housing Decisions


The Presenters Were:

  • Peter Harvey, Allegheny County Department of Human Services
  • Debbie Malizio, Renewal Inc.
  • Kamar Williams, Landlord
  • Steve Super, Landlord
  • Monica Hawkins, US Department of Housing and Urban Development