To better ensure that eligible residents of HUD-assisted multifamily properties receive tenant protection vouchers, advocates are urged to take action well before a June 14 deadline. At least $4 million is available to provide tenant protection vouchers, in the form of enhanced vouchers or project-based vouchers, for low income households in low-vacancy areas who may have to pay more than 30% of their income for rent (see Memo, 4/19).
HUD has set a June 14 deadline and is only allowing owners to apply for the tenant protection vouchers, so advocates are encouraged to take several steps to ensure residents are assisted:
- Do not assume property owners know about the assistance or will apply for these tenant protection vouchers.
- Review the list of properties in the link below, which was compiled by the Preservation Working Group, including NLIHC.
- Contact tenants at those properties, as well as community organizations in the area, to make them aware of the potential assistance so that they can engage the owner and local HUD office.
- Residents and others should encourage the owner to apply and assist with the application process.