More than 1.3 million families in subsidized housing are challenged as long-term contracts in federal and state subsidized housing expire and rent controls and subsidies end. More than 460,000 low rent HUD apartments have been lost since 1996 due to owner decisions to prepay or opt-out of HUD programs, or through HUD foreclosure and resale. Organizers across the country have organized tenants to save our homes in response.
For more information on multifamily housing check out this presentation Intro to HUD Multifamily Housing: Risks and Opportunities for Tenants by Bridgett Simmons, Staff Attorney at the National Housing Law Project
To learn about ways to preserve at risk housing check out Tenant Strategies to Preserve At Risk HUD Multifamily Housing by Jessica Cassella, Deputy City Attorney, San Francisco CA