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Housing Stability - A Fresh Start

The Durham Rent Relief Program closed on February 6th due to the large volume of requests.

If you applied and have further questions, contact the Legal Aid Application Helpline: 919-521-5777/ DHA Housing Stability Team: 844-777-3277

Durham Housing Authority

TO RESUME EVICTIONS FOR NONPAYMENT OF RENT

DHA will go back to charging late fees and pursuing evictions for households who have not paid their rent in February.

If you have an outstanding balance and have not made your rent payment in full by the 5th of Month you will be charged a $15 late fee. If you have a balance and have not taken any of the following steps by February 18th you will receive a 30-Day Notice to terminate your lease, and we will file for your eviction:

  1. Pay your balance in full immediately

  2. Contact a Housing Stability Specialist today to:

    • Let them know you applied for rent assistance
    • Find out the status of rent assistance applications submitted to the County
    • Set up a Repayment Agreement for any remaining balances
    • Get Information on other rent assistance programs

E-mail the Housing Stability Team today or call 1-844-777-3277 for assistance.

IF YOUR RENT STATEMENT DOES NOT SHOW A BALANCE, PLEASE CONTINUE TO PAY YOUR RENT AND NO FURTHER ACTION WILL BE REQUIRED.

Prior to the COVID-19 Pandemic if a household failed to pay their rent by the 5th day of the month DHA would send that household a 14-Day Notice advising them that DHA would terminate their lease and pursue eviction if they failed to pay by the end of the 14 days. HUD has recently advised Public Housing Authorities that we are required to provide a 30-Day notice instead of a 14-Day notice for lease terminations related to non-payment of rent during this period. HUD extended the notice period for non-payment of rent lease terminations to allow families additional time to access available rental assistance prior to facing an eviction. When this period ends, DHA will go back to providing 14-Day notices.

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