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(A) Purpose and intent. The purpose of this chapter is to protect the residents of public housing and citizens residing in housing units surrounding the public housing areas and their properties by denying admission to public housing to any person who has been convicted of a drug charge, felonious assault charge or other felonies. The following procedures for screening applicants to occupy public housing are hereby adopted:
(1) Whenever a vacancy occurs in the public housing units within the town, the Executive Director of the Ayden Housing Authority or his or her designee shall screen all applications for occupancy of the vacant unit. The Executive Director or his or her designee shall require each applicant for admission to public housing to provide all necessary personal identification, including fingerprints, birth certificate, social security number, and driver's license number, if available, so that the Chief of Police or his or her designee may cause a thorough search to be made of the local and state criminal history records to determine if the applicant has a history of criminal convictions of the crimes enumerated above by use of the Division of Criminal Information network.
(2) The Chief of Police or his or her designee shall provide the findings made through the use of the DCI computer network to the Executive Director of the Ayden Housing Authority or his or her designee, provided that the Ayden Housing Authority and the town have executed all necessary agreements with the state Bureau of Investigation, Division of Criminal Information.
(B) Authority. This chapter is adopted under the authority granted by G.S. § 160A-174.
(C) Jurisdiction. This chapter applies to the Ayden Housing Authority and applicants for housing in the Ayden Housing Authority property.
(D) Definitions. For the purpose of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall be defined as follows:
"AYDEN HOUSING AUTHORITY." The governing body for public housing in the town.
"CRIMINAL HISTORY." A record of criminal convictions which is contained in the DCI, Computerized Criminal History files. This is the Criminal Records for conviction in the state of North Carolina only.
"DCI." The Division of Criminal Information.
(Ord. 95-96-02, passed 10-9-95)