Evictions: Just the basics

The HOUSING CHAPTER does NOT go into the specifics of eviction law—but we realize it is an issue you may come across and need help with. Below we include some very basic know-your-rights information if you are facing an eviction or received what is called a “3-Day Notice” from your landlord to do something (like pay rent). It is also important to know that if you engage in any “new criminal activity,” like committing a new crime, you and your entire household could face eviction.[1377]


If you need a lawyer to help with defending against an eviction, please see the list of housing legal aid providers on PG. 1127, who may be able to assist you. If you are facing eviction, it’s important to ACT FAST to respond to the notice of eviction, so get in touch with a housing lawyer as soon as possible.

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    24 C.F.R. § 982.310.