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Voucher payment standard reduced? Make sure you receive proper notice!

Has your voucher payment standard been reduced, or will be reduced in the near future? When the government reduces the payment standard, it effectively raises your rent portion. Unless the landlord agrees to lower the rent accordingly (VERY unlikely), this means you will end up paying more money out of your pocket each month.

Well, if they do decide to lower their standard  they are required by law to give you proper notice. In most counties, that means written notice at least ONE YEAR in advance. In addition, they are required to send you a follow up notice 30 days prior to the effective date.

Make sure you know your rights!  And make sure to keep reading to keep you informed!