If apartment management won't enforce rules, take action
Don't feel you are helpless or need to hire an attorney, as I have found that the local housing authorities are usually quite an ally in these situations. Remember that they want more property owners like you to participate in the program so they want to hear when a Housing Choice Voucher program tenant is not abiding by the rules and agreeing to pay rent per the terms of her housing assistance payments. With the benefits of rental payments, HUD and the local housing authorities will make sure that the tenants live up to their end of the bargain.
This column on issues confronting tenants and landlords is written by property manager Robert Griswold, author of "Property Management for Dummies" and "Property Management Kit for Dummies" and co-author of "Real Estate Investing for Dummies."
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