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Opening Doors, the Federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness, provides a framework for Federal agencies and state and local partners to work together to meet specific goals to end homelessness. The plan was developed in 2010 and amended in 2015.
In July 2013, HUD issued Notice H 2013-21 “Implementation and Approval of Owner-Adopted Admissions Preferences for Individuals or Families Experiencing Homelessness”. This Notice provides guidance on the circumstances under which owners of HUD assisted multifamily properties may adopt admissions preferences to house homeless individuals and families.
Opening Doors relies upon building and maintaining a community-wide effort to appropriately address and end homelessness. Owners and property managers of HUD assisted housing may implement a preference to house homeless individuals and families. HUD also encourages owners and property managers of market rate housing to also contribute towards ending homelessness in their communities.
HUD has several resources available to help property owners and managers house homeless individuals and families.
Not quite sure where to start? Contact us; we are here to help you get on your way! HUD will provide introductory technical assistance to connect you with key contacts in your area and to answer questions about the homeless preference. Please send us an email at MFHP@hud.gov.
Join the Homeless Preference mailing list to get up-to-the-minute information and guidance on the homeless preference and renting to homeless individuals and families.