Government Subsidized Housing (Low-Income Housing)

(Section 8 of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437f))

Federal Housing laws apply to tenancies where the rent is subsidized or a tax credit is offered by the government.  These regulations differ greatly in their content and complexity from the state law that controls non-subsidized tenancies.

The most signifigant difference between a subsidized tenancy and non-subsidized tenancy is seen when the landlord wants to terminate the lease at the end of the lease term.  In cases of subsidized tenancies where the landlord has a contractual term to provide subsidized housing, cause is required to terminate the tenant's lease.  Therefore, unless the landlord can prove a substaintial breach of the lease, the tenant may not be evicted.

Our Baltimore landlord-tenant attorney firm represents many owners and managers of subsidized housing and is highly experienced in the multitude of issues that arise in this area. Please contact us today for more information or a free, no-obligation consultation.