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On April 4, 2016 HUD released official guidance on application of Fair Housing laws regarding persons with criminal records. Mass incarceration has targeted men of color and vulnerable people for decades now, and the difficulties that prisoners face when transitioning back into society makes it 50% likely that they will be sent back into the system. Housing is a central aspect of an individual’s successful transition out of prison, so this population deserves a fair chance at housing.