Resident Rights and Responsibilities Brochure

In July of 2016, some of you started noticing that there was a new Resident Rights and Responsibilities brochure posted on the HUD web site.
The original Resident Rights and Responsibilities brochure is still posted on the HUD web site at
A new Resident Rights and Responsibilities brochure is also posted on HUD's web site at 
Quite a few of you have contacted RBD asking which version to use. We contacted HUD asking for clarification and received the following response.
"The newer brochure that is available online may be used by owners in the interim as it's more up to date than the old version. Once we get the approval for GPO printing, then we'll send a RHIIP listserv to notify O/As."

HUD subsequently clarified that owner/agents may use either version until the new version is approved for printing.
So, if you have copies of the "old" version, be sure to try to use them. But if you're getting ready to run copies, I would suggest you switch to the "new" version of the Resident Rights and Responsibilities brochure.
While some of the information in the brochure is the same, HUD provides some much-needed updates.


  • Describes additional rights for residents
  • Includes the new protected classes introduced with the Equal Access Rule
  • Reminds residents that they have a responsibility to notify owner/agents of changes in a timely manner
  • Expands information about residents' rights to be involved
  • References more HUD programs including the RAD program
  • Provides additional information about Enhanced Vouchers
  • Updates information about HUD resources and contacts  

Currently, you will need to print your own copies.  We will send another HUDBlast when HUD issues their RHIIP ListServ. 

Please be sure to sign up for the RHIIP ListServ to get HUD's information as quickly as possible.  See below for additional information.  To investigate other HUD ListServs, visit HUD's web site at