Real Estate

HUD Compliance Attorneys in Colorado

Residential & Commercial Housing & Urban Development Issues

At Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C., our Colorado real estate attorneys understand HUD guidelines and will be with you at every step of the way. If you are a HUD landlord, or are considering becoming a HUD landlord, contact our firm to discuss key compliance issues. There are many rules that participating landlords must follow, so do not let a simple oversight get in the way of dealing with a problem tenant.

We offer the following kinds of services:

  • Drafting and reviewing leases
  • Prosecuting and defending evictions
  • Property management issues
  • Repairs and maintenance issues
  • Deposit disputes
  • HUD facilities-The Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly Section 8)

HUD Landlords & Facilities

Any landlord that has participated in the Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly known as Section 8) knows that the amount of paperwork involved is incredible. There is a lot of important information that you need to know and it is not always easy to understand. Additionally, tenants have a lot of rights under the program and landlords have a lot of obligations in ensuring the rights of the tenant are protected. Our firm understands these rights and obligations and can assist you through the process, ensuring that your practices are HUD compliant.

About the Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Housing Choice Voucher Program is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development program that assists income eligible tenants by subsidizing their rent and utilities. Once a tenant has been accepted into the program, the tenant must remain in good standing for the assistance to continue.

Common reasons for termination of assistance include:

  • Failure to provide required information such as consent and verification forms
  • An increase in the ability to pay the full contract rent
  • Allowing ineligible people to live at the property

The termination of assistance does not mean that the tenant must move, but does mean that the rent is going to rise to the market rate. Participating landlords can also exercise their right to evict their tenants. Common reasons for termination of tenancy include substantial lease violations, repeated minor violations of the lease or house rules, nonpayment of rent, and criminal activity. When a landlord evicts a participating tenant, there are extra steps beyond Colorado's "Forcible Entry and Detainer" requirements which must be followed to avoid future problems with the tenant under the program guidelines.

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