HUD issues guidelines on marijuana use in multifamily assisted housing

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has released guidelines that assists owners with how to enforce requirements in the Controlled Substance Act and the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998.

Below are summary points, according to the release:

"...owners must deny admission to assisted housing for any household with a member determined to be illegally using a controlled substance, e.g. marijuana."

"...owners my not establish lease provisions or policies that affirmatively permit occupancy by any member of a household who uses marijuana."

"Owners must establish policies which allow the termination of tenancy of any household with a member who is illegally using marijuana or who interferes with the health, safety or right to peaceful enjoyment of the premises by other residents."

"Section 577 of QHWRA affords the owners discretion to evict or not evict current tenants for their use of marijuana."

Click here to view the release in its entirety.

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