Termination of Housing

If Home Forward has evidence that you have violated obligations under your lease agreement, we may terminate your lease.

If you receive a warning letter or eviction notice, don’t ignore it — communicate with your property manager to make sure you understand the reason for the notice and make an attempt to fix the situation. Some examples of reasons for lease termination are a failure to pay rent, violation of community rules, or issues concerning program eligibility and non-compliance.

Your property manager will always bring violations to your attention through written notices. If Home Forward decides to terminate your lease, we will give you 30 days advance written notice of termination, including the reasons for the decision. If you disagree with the termination, you have the right to an informal conference and/or a formal hearing to attempt to settle the dispute.  See the Grievance Procedure page in this handbook for details on disputing a termination decision.

Most Common Ways to Lose Your Housing Benefit

  • Non-payment of rent
  • Criminal activity, such as drugs, assaults, or threatening behavior
  • Guests, family, friends engaging in illegal activities in the unit or on the property
  • Noise/disturbances
  • Failure to pay maintenance charges or repayment agreements (non-rent charges)
  • Unauthorized guests or people moving into the household without permission.
  • Poor housekeeping, failed inspections, or not keeping inspection appointments
  • Damage to the property or unit
  • Not giving any vacate notice
  • Unauthorized pets