HUD published an interim final rule, which prohibits the eviction of tenants for nonpayment of rent from HUD-subsidized public housing and certain properties with project-based rental assistance (PBRA) without providing a 30-day notice period that includes information about available federal emergency rental assistance. PBRA includes projects in the following programs: Section 8, Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation, Section 202/162 Project Assistance Contract, Section 202 Project Rental Assistance Contract (PRAC), Section 811 PRAC and Section 236 Rental.
The rule goes into effect on November 8, public comments can be submitted through the same date. HUD’s press release is available here.
To implement the provisions of the Interim Rule, the Offices of Housing and Public and Indian Housing published a Housing Notice containing additional information for owners and management agents. This Housing Notice includes information about how owners and managers of Multifamily properties should reference Emergency Rental Assistance funds and an example addendum that can be added to a lease termination notice.