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Secretary Fudge Statement on New Administration Actions to Protect Renters and Promote Rental Affordability


WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge issued the following statement on the Biden-Harris Administration’s announcement of a Blueprint for a Renters Bill of Rights and new actions that will increase fairness in the rental market and further principles of fair housing:

“Everyone deserves to live in safe, well-maintained housing that is affordable. Today, through the Blueprint for a Renters Bill of Rights, the Biden-Harris Administration reaffirmed its commitment to renter rights and outlined a set of historic standards for protections to cover the 44 million households that live in rental housing.

“At HUD, we are especially dedicated to ensuring renters living in HUD assisted housing stay informed of their rights and can access quality, affordable housing. Tenants of HUD assisted housing should know that our Department works closely with states, localities, and nonprofit organizations to ensure tenants receive the protections to which they are entitled. Landlords have a responsibility to inform their tenants of their rights, as well.”

As part of several HUD commitments contained within today's announcement, HUD will publish a notice of proposed rule-making that would require public housing authorities and owners of project-based rental assistance properties to provide at least 30 days’ advanced notice before terminating a lease due to nonpayment of rent.

For more information on today’s announcement, please reference this fact sheet.