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Public Notice - Extension of Notice of Termination of Lease for Non-Payment of Rent

Public Notice - Extension of Notice of Termination of Lease for Non-Payment of Rent

The Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has determined that the existence of a national emergency because of the COVID-19 pandemic necessitates the activation of a required minimum 30-day notification period and other required actions to support families at-risk of eviction for non-payment of rent.

In accordance with HUD Notice PIH 2021-29, Lucas Metropolitan Housing (LMH) is temporarily changing its Notice of Termination of Lease for Non-Payment of Rent from 14 days to 30 days. Leases will not be terminated due to nonpayment of rent until 30 days have passed from the date the tenant receives this notice.

This change will remain in effect as required by HUD. As soon as it is permitted, LMH will return to providing 14-day notices for nonpayment of rent in accordance with 24 CFR 966.4(l)(3)(i)(A).

Emergency Rental Assistance Information for Tenants

The U.S. Department of Treasury's ("Treasury") Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program makes funding available to assist households that are unable to pay rent or utilities. The funds were provided directly to states, U.S. territories, local governments, and (in the case of the first program, ERA1) to Indian tribes or Tribally Designated Housing Entities, as applicable, and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. Grantees use the funds to assist eligible households through existing or newly created rental assistance programs.

In guidance and FAQs, Treasury advised that participants in HUD-assisted rental programs (including the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, or Project-Based Rental Assistance programs) are eligible for the ERA program and may receive assistance for the tenant-owed portion of rent or utilities that is not subsidized. In FAQs for PHAs and HCV landlords, PIH clarified that this assistance can include rent arrearages and utilities owed over the utility allowance. The FAQs include additional guidance on interim reexaminations, income calculations, and additional considerations for private landlords participating in the HCV program.

To learn more about how to apply for ERA go to:

Toledo Lucas County Emergency Rental Assistance Program:

Pathway Toledo Home Relief Fund/Emergency Service Program for rental, mortgage, and water assistance: 505 Hamilton Street Toledo, Ohio 43604, 419-242-3521; 419-242-7304.

State and local ERA grantees can also be accessed from Treasury's website using the link "Find rental assistance in your area."