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H�yENds� <br /> gel <br /> fitcat <br /> t--...11„11, Addressing Tenant Concerns Regarding Rent and the <br /> Temporary Suspension of Evictions for Nonpayment of Rent <br /> IMIIIIMEMENEWINEMENEMMIEMINIMEMEMEMEMEMEMEWEIMENEME AIIIMMMMMMMMMMMMMWNMIWMMMMMMIIWIUIIIIIIII <br /> The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development(HUD)developed this flyer to provide Housing Choice Voucher(HCV), <br /> Public Housing,and Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation (Mod Rehab) participants with important information and <br /> resources about paying rent during the national emergency concerning the coronavirus pandemic. <br /> What is the suspension of evictions about? <br /> Evictions for nonpayment of rent, and charges/fees for nonpayment of rent, have been temporarily <br /> suspended. This applies to all HUD-assisted participants from March 27, 2020 to July 24, 20201. Although <br /> your Public Housing Authority's (PHA) Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policies (ACOP) and/or <br /> Administrative Plan may not be updated, please be aware that the suspension of evictions for nonpayment <br /> of rent is in place. <br /> Having trouble making rent? <br /> • Voucher and public housing participants: If you lost your job or had a significant loss of income, <br /> request an interim reexamination with the housing authority as soon as possible. Your rent can be <br /> adjusted to reflect the change in income or you may be eligible for a financial hardship exemption. <br /> Your housing authority may also know about other local resources. <br /> • Voucher participants only: Contact your landlord right away. Reach out early to discuss potential <br /> payment plans or accommodations. Due to loss in income and the resulting interim reexamination, <br /> your rent adjustment may be retroactive. Confirm with the PHA and your landlord whether you will <br /> receive a credit for the previous month. <br /> What else should you know? <br /> • Rent is still due during this time period and will accumulate if unpaid. <br /> • Your landlord and the PHA cannot initiate a new eviction action for nonpayment of rent and you <br /> should not receive a notice to vacate for nonpayment of rent from March 27, 2020–July 24, 2020. <br /> • Your landlord and the PHA cannot charge any late fees, or accrue charges/fees, and your <br /> assistance cannot be terminated for past due rent in April, May, June and July 2020. <br /> • If you are behind on rent after the suspension of evictions expire: need to <br /> negotiate directly with your landlord to determine requirements to repay unpaid rent. Otherwise, <br /> your landlord could file an eviction. Public housing participants need to work with the PHA to pay <br /> unpaid rent in a lump sum or set up a repayment agreement. Otherwise, your assistance could be <br /> terminated and/or the PHA could file an eviction. <br /> • Evictions for nonpayment of rent filed with the court before March 27, 2020 can proceed if there <br /> is no conflict with state or local laws. <br /> • The PHA or your landlord can still terminate assistance and evict for drug abuse, criminal activity, <br /> lease violations, fraud, repeated minor violations, other good cause, etc. <br /> • HUD does not intervene or participate in eviction proceedings. If you feel you are being <br /> wrongfully evicted, contact your local legal aid organization or social service agencies. If you are <br /> a Voucher participant, you may also contact your local PHA. <br /> – �. <br /> . 1 • I � � "" .i —rte § m — <br /> 1 Enacted in Section 4024 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief,and Economic Security Act,2020"CARES Act" (Public Law 116-136). <br />