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Section 8 Rental Assistance Terminations

Housing Authorities and other agencies issue rental assistance vouchers which tenants use to rent market rate apartments. The subsidy paid under the voucher makes the apartment affordable because the voucher holder pays their share of the rent according to their income, and the Section 8 program makes up the difference by a payment to the Landlord each month. However, the tenant has to follow the program rules or the subsidy can be terminated and the tenant would then have to pay the full market rent. Since the termination of the subsidy usually means the tenant will no longer be able
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Section 8 Case in Massachusetts

Tenant being evicted for not paying her share of the rent blamed Section 8 for not recalculating her share.  Tenant argued that GLM 186 Sec. 11 required the Landlord  and Court to wait for that adjustment.  The District Court Judge did not agree and that was sustained  on appeal.  The Landlord is not precluded from taking action when the tenant fails to pay their share of the rent. If you are in need of an experienced Section 8 landlord attorney to assist with you landlord tenant issue, please contact our law office for a case evaluation.
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