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Update on HUD Notice H 2012-05: 'Guidelines on Addressing Infestations in HUD-insured and Assisted Multifamily Housing

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NAHMA published NAHMAnalysis 2012-0813 “Update on HUD Notice H 2012-05: ‘Guidelines on Addressing Infestations in HUD-insured and Assisted Multifamily Housing’.” This NAHMAnalysis is intended to provide a general policy overview of HUD’s infestation guidance, including Notice H 2012-05.

Please note that this NAHMAnalysis does not constitute legal advice nor is it intended as compliance assistance.

NAHMA is pleased that HUD is retaining the current guidance in Notice H 2012-05. Notice H 2012-05 provides sound guidance that fairly balances tenant and O/A responsibilities for preventing and controlling vermin infestations. It guarantees that O/As can pursue reasonable remedies to address noncompliant tenants and does not conflict with existing HUD policies, regulations, and statute. It corrects policies from the previous Notice H 2011-20 “Guidelines on Bed Bug Control and Prevention in HUD Insured and Assisted Multifamily Housing,” which allowed the actions of noncompliant tenants to negatively affect other residents who comply with O/A instructions to prevent and control vermin infestations.

A copy of NAHMAnalysis 2012-0823 may be found here: http://www.nahma.org/member/NAHMAAnalysis/NAHMAnalysis%20Update%20on%20Bed%20Bug%20Guidance%20Notice%20H%202012-05.pdf

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