HUD Proposes Making Pandemic Eviction Protections Permanent

The proposed rule would apply to residents of multifamily housing supported by federal rental assistance.

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December 7, 2023, 7:00 AM PST

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


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U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) from USA, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons / Affordable housing

A proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) would make permanent a pandemic-era regulation governing affordable housing residents at risk of eviction, reports Kimberly Bonvissuto in McKnight Senior Living.

The rule would mandate a 30-day notification period for evictions for rent nonpayment. “The proposed rule also would require the notice to include instructions on how residents can resolve lease violations, and information on how to recertify their income and request a minimum rent hardship exemption, if applicable, to avoid eviction.”

The rule could impact as many as 3.9 million people. “HUD estimated that 70% of HUD-assisted households for PBRAs and public housing live in states that require housing provides to provide tenants with an eviction notice seven days or less before eviction, 26% of these households live in states that require eight to 14 days notice, and 3% live in states that require 15 to 30 days notice.”

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