What Happens if My Landlord Raises the Rent? (Housing Vouchers)

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Art: Robin Mead

What Happens if My Landlord Wants to Raise the Rent?

If your landlord raises the rent, make sure that the landlord sends the increase request to the Housing Authority. After that, three things can happen:

One:

Your housing authority can reject the increase. In this case, there is no change. Your landlord may decide not to renew your lease, though.

Two:

Your housing authority can approve the request and your rent can go up (rent will go up if the apartment is over payment standard)

Three:

Your housing authority can approve the request and your rent can stay the same (rent stays the same if the apartment is not over payment standard)


What Happens if the Increase is Approved?

If the increase is approved, your housing authority will give you the choice to move out or stay and pay a higher rate. After that, three things can happen:

One:

You can decide to stay and pay more

Two:

You can decide to move to a cheaper place and pay less

Three:

If someone in the house is disabled, in some situations, you may be able to request an exception to payment standard. This will allow you to stay and pay less. How to Request a Higher Voucher


Success Story

Raymond’s rent was over payment standard. After submitting his reasonable accommodation request his rent dropped by $138, Raymond Keeps His Home


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🌸 This page is part of the free online guide: The Sleepy Girl Affordable Housing Survival Guide

🌸 Art on this page by Robin Mead and Elizabeth D’Angelo.

🌸 Page Updated: 1/10/20

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