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The Housing Authority of the City of Garfield

Rent Collection Policy

  1. Rent is due and payable on the 1st day of the month.
  2. Rent is delinquent after 12pm on the 6th calendar day of the month.
  3. Late charges for delinquent rent payments are as follows:
    1. Failure to pay on or before the 6th calendar day of the month shall result in the assessment of a $25.00 late charge
  4. Tenants who do not pay their rent in full by the 14th calendar day of the month shall receive a written notice from the Garfield Housing Authority (hereinafter “Authority”), indicating that the Authority intends to file your case with the court by our attorney and evection proceedings will begin.
  5. PLEASE BE REMINDED THAT IT IS THE TENANT’S RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LEGAL FEES AS WELL AS COURT COSTS AFTER FOURTEEN (14) DAYS HAVE ELAPSED.
  6. A copy of the letter will be forwarded to our attorney, who will proceed with Summons and Complaint on the twentieth (20th) day of each month that rent is not received .