The Department of Housing and Urban Development recently issued a proposed rule that would require 30-day notifications to evict tenants from HUD-assisted residences for defaulting on their rent.

The proposed rule also would require that the 30-day notice include instructions on how tenants can cure lease violations for nonpayment of rent. And it would provide information on how tenants can recertify their income and request a minimum rent hardship exemption if applicable to avoid eviction, according to HUD.

The agency said the proposed rule would affect an estimated 3.9 million people in 2.2 million households across the United States. That’s 1.7 million people in public housing and 2.2 million people in Project-Based Rental Assistance programs.

“This proposed rule would give many HUD-assisted renters an opportunity to catch up if they fall behind on rent and avoid the harmful consequences of evictions, while also preventing landlords and PHAs from encountering costly unit vacancies,” Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research Solomon Greene said in a statement.

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing Richard J. Monocchio added that the proposed rule would benefit property owners as well as tenants, as the eviction process can be costly for all parties.

McKnight’s Business Daily readers can comment on the proposed rule here within 60 days following the Dec. 1 publication in the Federal Register. LeadingAge members also may comment by Jan. 30 to the organization’s director of housing operations and policy, Juliana Bilowich.