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  •  HUD REquires this (8+ / 0-)

    It is not fear mongering.  This tenant apparently lives at a site that has project-based section 8, where the subsidy stays with the property.  One year in advance of the contract termination, the owner must provide his tenants with a notification of his intentions to stay in the program or opt out.  

    If he opts out, all income eligible tenants will receive a portable voucher that can be used to continue to live at the project, or they can use it at another building.

    •  Will we get a voucher? (0+ / 0-)

      Finding Section 8 portables is like finding a twin star galaxy.

      We know those are never given out so this letter is anxiety producing throughout the building.

      "Til you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules" John Lennon - Working Class Hero

      by Horace Boothroyd III on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 03:03:12 AM PST

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      •  I've Had Owners Opt Out (1+ / 0-)
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        Hi there - I work as a Project Manager for HUD and I've had 2 owners opt their buildings out of the project-based Sec 8 program.  In both cases, income eligible tenants received portable vouchers that are administered by the local Public Housing Agency.  That's the law.  

        Please don't worry and let the other tenants know there is nothing to worry about.  

        If you have questions, call the HUD Project Manager whose name and telephone number should be shown at the bottom of the letter.  

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