Eviction Prevention Strategies

PHA assisted households, who are typically extremely low-income and often have disabilities, are particularly vulnerable to homelessness if they are evicted. Additionally, when PHAs terminate assistance, such households not only lose affordable housing but may also become ineligible to return to public housing or receive other types of housing assistance in the future.

 PHAs can balance enforcement of rules and responsible property management with efforts to prevent homelessness by partnering with service providers to help ensure that vulnerable households are provided with the support they need to successfully maintain housing.

PHAs have considerable discretion in determining their policies regarding evictions from public housing and the termination of assistance for tenants who participate in the Housing Choice Voucher Program.