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Protecting the Unsophisticated Tenant: A Call for a Cap on Late Fees in the Housing Choice Voucher Program

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dc.contributor.author Ross, Wendy T.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-01T16:05:32Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-01T16:05:32Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation 34 Seton Hall Legis. J. 227 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10601/882
dc.description.abstract In this article, the author contends that the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (“HUD”) insufficiently protects voucher tenants from unsavory landlords who can take advantage of voucher tenants’ limited sophistication. This article will first examine the current law on late fees as it pertains to rent in residential leases; second, it will examine why the current policy for the Voucher Program does not adequately protect the voucher tenant; and third, this Article will advocate that HUD should change the current policy in place, and specifically limit the amount of late fees a landlord may charge for late payment of rent under the Voucher Program.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seton Hall Legislative Journal en_US
dc.relation.uri http://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/sethlegj34&collection=journals&index=journals/sethlegj231&id=231
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dc.relation.uri https://a.next.westlaw.com/Document/I9bfc789a7f3611df9b8c850332338889/View/FullText.html
dc.subject Landlord-Tenant law en_US
dc.subject Housing choice voucher en_US
dc.subject Low income housing en_US
dc.title Protecting the Unsophisticated Tenant: A Call for a Cap on Late Fees in the Housing Choice Voucher Program en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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