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The Owner is not required to reimburse HUD immediately for overpayments of assistance where the overpayment was caused by the tenant's submission of incorrect information. Tenant repayments are required as tenants repay in accordance with an agreed-upon repayment plan.
The HUD Handbook 4350.3 REV-1, CHG 4, Chapter 8, 8-20, outlines the tenant's obligation to repay due to overpayment of housing assistance payments. Once the amount the tenant owes is determined, the owner/management agent (O/A) is required to reimburse HUD.
Tenants can repay amounts due:
1. In a lump sum payment; or
2. By entering into a repayment agreement with the O/A; or
3. A combination of options 1 and 2 above
The tenant and O/A must both agree on the terms of the repayment agreement. The tenant can consult with HUD’s Housing Counseling Agency in their area to assist them in working with the O/A to reach agreeable terms for the repayment agreement.