A HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) tenancy addendum is a legally required document that must be included for anyone leasing a property who is utilizing Section 8 Tenant-Based Assistance. As payments will be received from the renter and the housing authority, the form is necessary to identify all individuals on the property, assistance amount and that the individuals are under HUD guidelines.

How to Fill In

There are two sections to the Tenancy Addendum. Part A (Tenancy Addendum Information) will need to be filled in and Part B, Tenancy Addendum serves as the actual Addendum information and requirements.

Part A should be filled out as such:

  • Tenant – Enter full name of tenant.
  • Contract Unit – Enter address of the property being leased, inclusive of apartment number.
  • Household Members – All individuals (first, middle and last name) who are approved through the Public Housing Authority should be listed. Specification should also be made for anyone living in aide and whomever may be approved to provide support (i.e. family member or third-party individual) that will reside there. This person must also be approved by the Public Housing Authority specifically.
  • Initial Lease Term – The date of the lease, include first and last day of tenancy. Initial lease term is required to be a minimum of 1 year.
  • Initial Rent to Owner – The amount due for rent to the owner of the property during the initial lease term.
  • Initial Tenant Rent – The amount due for rent by the tenant, of the initial lease.
  • Housing Assistance Payment – The amount of monthly housing assistance payment that will be provided during the initial lease term.
  • Utilities and Appliances – The appliances that will be included with the lease, and responsible party of supplying any missing appliances, if any. List of utilities and whom will be responsible for providing those utilities.
  • Signature and Date – Form to be signed and dated by the Property Owner and the main Family Representative.

Is a HUD Tenancy Addendum Required?

The HUD Tenancy Addendum is required for anyone utilizing Section 8 benefits through HUD. This is also required if the owner of the property has entered into a payment contract (Housing Assistance Payments Contract – HAP)  with a Public Housing Authority.

What is HUD?

HUD is known as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that was established in 1934 as a way to boost homeownership and housing. This sector was established to address homelessness and provide affordable and safe rental opportunities to many individuals and families. This is also provided to families who have low-income, poor credit, previous foreclosures, elderly individuals or individuals with disabilities. For individuals interested, they will need to contact their Public Housing Agency, fill an application and meet certain requirements.