Rent is due and payable on the first (1st) day of each month. Rent Statements are delivered or mailed to Tenants on or before the last day of the month for rent and other charges due the following month. The Rent Statement must accompany all payments regardless as to the payment location. Rent Statements must be paid in full, unless adjusted by the HACC.
Payment Locations and Procedures
Rent and other charges can be paid using the following methods and locations:
1. Through the use of a bank generated monthly account withdrawal often referred to as an Automated Clearing House or ACH transaction, which can be set up with your Property Manager or at the Main Office. The ACH automatically withdraws your rent amount each month from your designated account with no action needed by you. To sign up for this service, download the Authorization Agreement for Preauthorized Debits form, complete it and return to one of our offices
2. At the Cumberland Centre Street or White Oaks branch of 1st United Bank. The bank will only accept payment in full of the charges as they appear on the Rent Statement.
3. Through the use of the secure drop box located next to our Main Office entrance or at those developments with a designated secure drop box.
4. During regular business hours at the Main Office of the Cumberland Housing Group located at 635 East First Street, Cumberland, Maryland 21502.
5. During regular business hours at the 701 Furnace Street location.
6. Sent by first class mail to the Cumberland Housing Group at the above address.
THE HACC WILL NOT ACCEPT CASH at any offices or by mail. All payments must be in the form of a personal check, cashier’s check or money order made payable to the Housing Authority of the City of Cumberland or HACC.
After the seventh (7th) day of the month, rent is considered late, and a late penalty in the amount of five percent (5%) of the contract rent is assessed. If Tenant fails to make the rent payment before the eighth (8th) day of the month, a Notice of Non-Payment of Rent is delivered to the Tenant which advises the Tenant that their Lease will be terminated fourteen (14) days from the date of the Notice to Vacate. During this fourteen (14) day period, the HACC will file, in the District Court, an action for Non-Payment of Rent (also known as a Rent Suit) and seek a Judgment for Possession. During any twelve (12) month period, if the Tenant has three (3) Judgments of Possession entered against the Tenant, the HACC, as part of the fourth (4th) action for Non-Payment of Rent filed during the same twelve (12) month period, will request the Foreclosure of the Right of Redemption.