What is Fair Chance Housing (FCH)?
FCH is legislation is aimed at increasing access to Housing for People with a Criminal History. An estimated one in every three adults in the United States has a criminal record, and nearly half of all children in the U.S. have one parent with a criminal record. Due to a rise in the use of criminal background checks during the tenant screening process, people with arrest and conviction records face major barriers to housing. Fair Chance Housing legislation could lessen some of the barriers people face.