The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently released a number of resident support and eviction mitigation resources.
Read on for a list of the new and updated resources:
HUD’s publication, “Forbearance Relief and Associated Tenant Protections for FHA-Insured, Section 202, HUD-held, and Risk Share Multifamily Loans,” outlines resident protections to abide by during multifamily forbearance, including that borrowers and owners:
- may not evict a resident during their forbearance period if the eviction is due to non-payment of rent;
- may not charge late fees or penalties for late payment of rent;
- must provide 30-day notice to vacate; and
- may not provide notice to vacate until forbearance period has ended.
Resources for HUD Assisted Households
HUD also included a recommendation for those participating in Multifamily Assisted Housing Programs (Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance, Section 202, and Section 811 programs). They suggested owners should encourage residents to consider requesting an income recertification because “rental assistance beneficiaries who have had a decrease in income may be entitled to a rent reduction or a hardship exemption effective the first month following the income loss.”
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