NAHRO Submits Letter to HUD PIH Regarding Costs of Bed Bug Eradication in Public Housing Units

On August 25, NAHRO submitted a letter to HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Lourdes Castro Ramirez regarding the financial strains many PHAs face regarding bed bug infestation. In the letter, NAHRO noted the difference between standard pest extermination methods compared to the more-intensive methods of eradicating bed bugs. The letter continued, stating that in light of the additional effort required to eradicate bed bugs from housing units and properties, bed bug infestations place substantial financial burdens on PHAs, and that bed bugs affect more than just the tenants in an impacted unit.

NAHRO plans to continue working with HUD PIH  to ensure that PHAs can remain financially secure while also ensuring their tenants have access to safe, secure housing free of bed bugs.

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