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2009-B-14: HUD Notice on State Lifetime Sex Offender Registration Issue

To: All Federally-Assisted Housing Companies
     Owners, Managing Agents and Site Managers

From: Robert Damico, Downstate Director
          Housing Management Bureau

Date: October 30, 2009

Subject: HUD Notice on State Lifetime Sex Offender Registration Issue

Notice H 2009-11, issued by HUD on September 9, 2009, restates their current regulatory requirements which direct owners and managing agents of federally assisted developments to perform criminal history background checks to determine if an applicant, or member of an applicant's household, is subject to lifetime registration under a State sex offender registration program. The Notice also strongly encourages owners and managing agents to establish standards and processes with a zero tolerance approach to prevent lifetime sex offenders from receiving federal housing assistance. The following new processes are recommended:

The Notice is posted on HUDCLIPS at:

If you have any uestions, please call Linda Kedzierski at (212) 480-2021 or email her at

- Robert Damico

Last updated on 05/11/10