HUD Notice H 2012-11, issued by HUD on June 11, 2012, re-confirmed that applicants subject to a lifetime state sex offender registration requirement cannot be admitted to federal housing programs. Additionally, individuals found to have manufactured or produced methamphetamine on the premises of federally assisted housing cannot be admitted.

All other situations are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Felons are not automatically disqualified from housing, save for the exceptions stated above.