Cumberland, RI asked in Civil Rights, Landlord - Tenant and Criminal Law for Rhode Island

Q: Can I put my boyfriend on the lease for low income housing if we have a NCO? Will the landlord for low income find out?

So the police put a NCO on him because he hit me and now he has a felony. Now we are getting along and he is helping out with my kids. I got accepted into housing and want to add him on my lease so I don’t get in trouble when he’s there all the time. The landlord for low income housing needs his BCI but I’m not sure what will pop up... is it a good idea to have his BCI check? Will my name pop up for his felony? What does a BCI check run your name for low income housing? I just really need the help with my kids...

1 Lawyer Answer
Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
Answered
  • East Providence, RI
  • Licensed in Rhode Island

A: You may want to go to the court to explain to the judge that you wish to have the NCO dropped to enable you to enjoy cohabitation and co-parent. If you just really need help with the kids and you are, in fact still in fear of imminent harm that supports a NCO, then you should probably seek the assistance of an attorney to help secure a child support order.

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