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Housing Choice Voucher Termination Hearings

Best Practices for Public Housing Agencies

By Eric Dunn, Ashley Fluhrer Greenberg & Anisha Sundarraj

Public housing authorities administering Section 8 housing assistance vouchers are authorized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations to create their own program rules in their administrative plans. Advocates should ensure that local administrative plans contain policies and procedures for voucher terminations that are fair and comport with due process. Best practices taken by public housing authorities across the country protect the rights of subsidized housing tenants through every stage of a voucher termination hearing.

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