HUD Releases Updated "Residents' Rights and Responsibilities" Brochure

HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs issued an updated version of its brochure, “Residents' Rights and Responsibilities.” The seven-page brochure summarizes key rights and responsibilities for tenants living in HUD-assisted multifamily housing. It also offers resources and contact information for tenants needing assistance. Owners must provide applicants and tenants with a copy of “Resident Rights’ and Responsibilities” at move-in and annually at recertification.

Page 3 of the brochure includes information about residents’ rights to organize and the rights of resident organizations. Page 5 highlights rights residents have regarding decisions affecting their homes, like increases in rents or renewals of project-based Section 8 contracts. Page 8 describes residents’ rights to enhanced vouchers if an owner decides to not renew a Section 8 contract.