Another NAHT victory! HUD has published the special Fact Sheet which Public Housing Agencies will now be required to issue to tenants when owners convert to Enhanced Vouchers. As sought by NAHT, the Fact Sheet emphasizes tenants’ Right to Remain in the property, as long as they are compliant with the lease and the building remains rental housing.
NAHT wins Fact Sheet from HUD on Tenants Right to Remain!
At HUD’s request, a Special NAHT Task Force of tenant leaders, VISTA Volunteers and staff organizers reviewed HUD’s draft and offered recommendations in August 2016. Much of our recommendations made it in! Among other things, this is a major accomplishment of NAHT”s VISTA Volunteer project with Equal Justice Works.
Thanks again to Jenny Tang from the Museum Square Tenants Association and New York City tenant leaders who pressed HUD at the June 2016 NAHT Conference, to do something to protect tenants Right to Remain! Former HUD HQ official Amy Ginger gave a preview of the Fact Sheet, in her visit to Museum Square last October.
Tenant leaders and organizers facing Enhanced Voucher conversions should make sure that the new Fact Sheet is distributed by local Housing Authorities and owners at their buildings.
When we fight, we win!
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