NHLP Provides Updated Legal Memo on Rights of Housing-Assisted Residents During Shutdown

The National Housing Law Project (NHLP) has updated its legal overview of the impact of the partial federal government shutdown on residents in key HUD and USDA Rural Development (RD) assisted housing programs (see Memo, 1/22) and produced a one-page flyer summarizing residents’ legal rights during a shutdown. NLIHC has prepared a four-page outline of key points in NHLP’s legal analysis.

NHLP notes that only a relatively small group of residents in HUD and RD project-based rental assistance properties faced an immediate risk due to the December and January expirations of contracts between property owners and HUD or RD. Most HUD and RD residents should have experienced little or no disruption in housing services because rental assistance payments were expected to continue through February. If the shutdown continued past the end of February, the situation would have dramatically deteriorated.

NHLP’s 14-page legal analysis dated January 23 is at: https://bit.ly/2TiIrvL

NHLP’s one-page flyer summarizing residents’ rights during the shutdown is at: https://bit.ly/2HxQumS

NLIHC’s four-page outline of key points in NHLP’s legal analysis is at: https://bit.ly/2Wq9yXt