Summary: The purpose of HUD's notice (PIH Notice 2013-15) is to provide strategies that PHAs can pursue to expand housing opportunities for individuals and families experiencing homelessness through the Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs. HUD's notice clarifies the definition of homelessness for the purpose of IMS/PIC reporting, and provides guidance on HUD policies and program regulations related to the following topics: waiting list management and preferences; admissions policies regarding criminal activity, substance use/abuse, and renta
Summary: HUD's operating requirements set forth the policies and procedures for the Disaster Housing Assistance Program- Sandy (DHAP-Sandy). DHAP-Sandy is a HUD-FEMA initiative to provide monthly rental assistance, security deposit and utility deposit assistance for certain New York State families displaced from their homes by Hurricane Sandy. DHAP-Sandy has been modeled after previous Disaster Housing Assistance Programs for families displaced by Hurricanes Katrina/Rita and Gustav/Ike. The DHAP-Sandy is administered by HUD’s network of PHAs.
Summary: HUD's Notice (PIH Notice 2013-12) implements the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program funding provisions of the “Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013” (PL 113-6), referred to hereafter as “the 2013 Act,” enacted on March 26, 2013. The 2013 Act establishes the allocation methodology for calculating housing assistance payments (HAP) renewal funds, new incremental vouchers and administrative fees.
Summary: On May 10, 2013, HUD issued a notice (PIH Notice 2013-11) which provides instructions for submitting requests for Subsidy Layering Reviews (SLRs) to the Department in accordance with the Administrative Guidelines; Subsidy Layering Reviews for Proposed Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Housing Assistance Payments Contracts, Final Guidelines (July 9, 2010).
The Sequester and Pending Enactment of FY 2013 Appropriations:
How to Estimate Voucher Program Eligibility, Funding, and Model Program Contingencies
Friday, March 22, 2013
Part I: noon – 3:00 pm (EDT)
All PHAs administering Section 8 vouchers, can access valuable program data to help them better understand their HAP and administrative fee expenses as well as the attendant underlying causes for their expenses. This session will provide an illustrated step-by-step explanation of ho
Summary: Prior to HUD’s issuance of PIH Notice 2013-4, PHAs were required by HUD to verify the documentation submitted by households of various sources of income and/or benefits, but PHAs were also required to exclude some or all of these amounts for purposes of determining eligibility and rent calculations. In another major victory for NAHRO and its members who worked on this issue, HUD recently PIH issued this Notice to help prevent PHAs from having to participate in this “Kafkaesque” process and thereby reduce administrative burdens
Summary: On January 22, 2013, HUD issued PIH Notice 2013-03 (HA) titled, “Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Programs – Temporary Compliance Assistance.” In a major victory for NAHRO and its members, the notice: provides PHAs with temporary flexibility to use household income from the previous year rather than projecting income; permits self-certification of assets below $5,000; streamlines the income verification process for elderly and disabled families on fixed incomes; and permits PHAs to use a payment standard of up to 120 percent of Fair Market