HUD Proposes 30-Day Notice Rule for Nonpayment of Rent

Contact: Michelle Kitchen
Senior Director, Multifamily Finance
(202) 266-8352

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has proposed a rule that would require public housing agencies (PHA) with tenants in public housing and owners of properties participating in HUD multifamily project-based rental assistance (PBRA) programs to provide their tenants with written notification at least 30 days prior to filing for an eviction due to nonpayment of rent in court.

The proposed rule would also require that the 30-day notice include instructions on how tenants can cure lease violations for nonpayment of rent, and information on how to recertify their income and request a minimum rent hardship exemption if applicable to avoid eviction.

In a press release, HUD said that this proposed rule would affect an estimated 3.9 million people in 2.2 million households — 1.7 million people in 840,000 households in public housing and 2.2 million people in 1.4 million households in PBRA programs.

Stakeholders can access the proposed rule here and have 60 days following publication in the Federal Register on Dec. 1 to provide comment on the proposed rule.

NAHB will be submitting comments on the proposed rule.

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