You have the right to live in decent, sanitary housing; the right to have repairs done in a timely manner; the right to be notified in writing of any non-emergency inspection or other entry into your apartment; the right to fair and equal treatment and use of your building’s services and facilities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, familial status (children under 18), national origin (ethnicity or language) or some circumstances, age.

For tenants that live in privately-owned HUD subsidized housing developments, there is the Right to Organize regulations and protections for residents. Generally, HUD tenants have the right to organize independently of owners and management agents, and without retaliation.