HUD published Notice H 2012-21 Implementation of Tenant Participation Requirements in accordance with 24 CFR 245 Subpart B and HUD Handbook 4381.5 REV-2 The Management Agent Handbook.
The Notice addresses available sanctions and the use of civil money penalties as tools to enforce the Departments regulations regarding tenant participation in multifamily housing projects, found at 24 CFR Part 245. The Notice also reiterates the rights of tenants and tenant organizations within the regulations, as well as what would constitute an impediment to residents or resident associations attempting to exercise their rights. Please find a more detailed summary of the Notice below.
A copy of the Notice may be found here: http://portal.hud.gov/huddoc/12-21hsgn.pdf