Your Housing Rights

As a resident, you have rights and responsibilities that help your hud-assisted housing a better home for you and your family. As part of its dedication to maintaining the best possible
living environment for all residents, your local HUD office encourages and supports the following:

• Management agents and property owners communicate with residents on any and all issues
• Owners and managers give prompt consideration to all valid resident complaints and
resolve them as quickly as possible
• Your right to file complaints with management, owners, or government agencies without
retaliation, harassment or intimidation
• Your right to organize and participate in certain decisions regarding the well-being of the
property and your home
• Your right to appeal a decision made by the local HUD office to the Office of Asset
Management and Portfolio Oversight at HUD Headquarters.

As a resident of a HUD-assisted multifamily housing property, you should be aware of your rights.
Rights: Involving Your Apartment
• The right to live in decent, safe, and sanitary housing that is free from environmental
hazards including lead-based paint.
• The right to have repairs performed in a timely manner, upon request.
• The right to be given reasonable notice, in writing, of any non-emergency inspection or
other entry into your apartment.
• The right to protection from eviction except for specific causes stated in your lease.
• The right to request that your rent be recalculated if your income decreases.
• The right to access your tenant file.
Rights: Involving Resident Organizations
• The right to organize as residents without obstruction, harassment, or retaliation from
property owners or management.
• The right to provide leaflets and post materials in common areas informing other residents
of their rights and opportunities to involve themselves in their property.
• The right to use appropriate common space or meeting facilities to organize (this may be
subject to a reasonable, HUD-approved fee).
• The right to meet without representatives or employees of the owner/management
company present.
• The right to be recognized by property owners/management companies as having a voice in
residential community affairs.
Rights: Involving Nondiscrimination
The right to equal and fair treatment and use of your building’s services and facilities, without regard
to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, familial status (children
under 18), national origin (ethnicity or language), or in some circumstances, age.