Background Checks

About 94% of employers and 90% of landlords run criminal background checks on applicants, with many relying on reports from specialty consumer reporting agencies. These reports often tag the wrong person with a record, include expunged records, misclassify offenses, or omit disposition information. Because people of color are more likely to have a record, largely due to the racial bias that infects every stage of the criminal justice system, they are disproportionately harmed by background screening. NCLC fights inaccurate and discriminatory background checks.

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Fair Credit Reporting

The premier treatise on credit bureaus, tenant screening, background checks, and other reports, plus the latest U.S. Supreme Court rulings, CFPB interpretations, federal and state legislative changes, government enforcement actions, caselaw developments, and changes to industry practices.

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