The CFE Fund recently submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in support of the proposal to provide tenants residing in public housing or receiving housing assistance with at least 30 days‘ notice before initiating formal eviction proceedings. The letter cites the success of a recent CFE Fund pilot focused on eviction prevention, which explored how Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) public counseling services could integrate and support existing emergency rental assistance and eviction prevention efforts. The pilot demonstrated that the period between notice of eviction and formal eviction proceedings is crucial to productive service coordination that benefits both tenants and landlords. The CFE Fund noted that our experience shows that additional time and space to coordinate comprehensive services such as rental assistance, legal aid, housing and financial counseling increases the likelihood that clients will seek them out and achieve positive outcomes and reduce the risk of eviction. Read the full letter here.

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