This month, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a proposed a rule in the Federal Register, which, if finalized, would require public housing agencies to provide tenants with written notification at least 30 days before filing for eviction due to nonpayment of rent in court.
The proposal—which would affect roughly 3.9 million people in 2.2 million households—fulfills a commitment HUD made in the Biden-Harris administration’s Blueprint for a Renters Bill of Rights.
The rule would be applicable to tenants in public housing and owners of properties participating in HUD multifamily project-based rental assistance programs. It 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.
Click to read and/or comment on the rule before January 30.