Criminal Offender Records Policy
1. Policy statement.
It shall be the policy of the Framingham Housing Authority to comply fully with the emergency regulations governing the request for and use of the criminal offender record information (CORI). as promulgated by the Criminal History Systems Board (CHSB) on July 10, 1992 and which became effective July 15, 1991.
2. Availability of CORI.
The Framingham Housing Authority shall have access to the following CORI in the possession of the CHSB:
3. Request for information.
All requests for CORI shall be in writing and shall be on forms prescribed by the CHSB. Requests may be delivered to CHSB by facsimile machine.
There shall be no assessment of any filing or user fee of any kind to the Framingham Housing Authority by the CHSB.
5. Lawful use of CORI.
The Framingham Housing Authority shall use this information for evaluating applicants for public housing and Section 8. Dissemination of CORI for any other purpose or to individuals not involved in the tenant selection process is expressly prohibited.
(a) Executive Director.
(b) Assistant Executive Director.
(c) Public Housing Manager.
(d) Director of Section 8.
(2) Persons designated shall sign an agreement of nondisclosure as provided by the CHSB.
6. Effective date.
The Policy of the Framingham Housing Authority governing the request for and use of criminal offender record information shall become effective August 24, 1993.
If any provision of this policy or the application thereof is held to be invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or the application of any other part of this policy not specifically held invalid, and to this end the provisions of this policy and various applications thereof are declared to be severable.
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