Criminal History Record Checks for Federally Assisted Housing Applications, Annual Report
Illinois Criminal Justice Authority, Center for Justice Research and Evaluation
On January 31, 2023, ICJIA published its progress in fulfillment of Section 8.10a of the Housing Authorities Act (Maranville & Reichert, 2023). The progress report laid out ICJIA’s full plan to fulfill the Act, highlighted ICJIA’s completed work to date, and detailed the agency’s need for additional engagement with public housing authorities to address logistical and methodological questions for accurate data collection, measurement, and interpretation. Per ICJIA’s established timeline, the months of January, February, and March 2023 were to gather information from public housing stakeholders for logistics and survey refinement, as well as pilot a data collection tool with selected authorities to ensure readability, usability, and clarity. ICJIA is currently on track to meet all deadlines identified in the January 2023 Progress Report.