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MassHousing: Housing 4-Pack Two: Screening and Tenant Selection (revised)

October 11, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Instructor: Debbie Piltch, Piltch Associates

What is eligibility? What is suitability? A TSP? What are mitigating circumstances? What does HUDs 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.  


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

Continental breakfast and lunch available.


Colonial Estates


1 Beacon Circle
Springfield, Massachusetts