Follow Your Policy to Ward Off Remaining Family Member Grievances

Occasionally, after the death of a resident or head of household, a remaining family member will claim succession rights to the subsidized apartment. According to HUD, a remaining household member is one in which the individual is of legal contract age under state law and was a party to the lease at the time the tenant died [HUD Handbook, par. 3-16(B)(1-2)]. Section 202 and 811 sites have additional succession requirements. For these sites, managers should refer to HUD Handbook 4350.3, paragraph 3-16(B)(3).

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