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What is the Green Book?

HUD Housing Programs: Tenants’ Rights (the “Green Book”) is National Housing Law Project’s signature publication. The Green Book is the quintessential guide to understanding HUD’s housing programs. The Green Book’s treasury of information is the product of over 50 years of legal experience specifically focused on HUD housing law, decades of successful high-impact litigation, and a deep understanding of intricate federal housing policy.

The manual includes new policies, emergent case law, and regulatory changes that shape the legal framework for cases that impact HUD tenants. The Green Book also contains unpublished court decisions, hard-to-find memos, and legal theories and strategies, providing a comprehensive treatise on evictions, subsidy terminations, affordable housing preservation and much more.

The 5th edition includes substantive updates on:

  • Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA), which revised federal statutory law governing all of HUD’s housing programs.
  • An updated section on the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) and the preservation of public housing.
  • A new section dedicated solely to fair housing issues as they relate to the federal housing programs including up-to-date rules on the duty to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing.