Regulations, Notices and NOFAs

  • Jonathan Zimmerman December 09, 2013 09:53am EST

    Summary:  HUD issued a notice (PIH Notice 2013-27) which provides procedures that PHAs must follow when the recipient of an enhanced voucher (or regular housing choice voucher - see paragraph 4) voluntarily agrees to relinquish such assistance in exchange for the provision of Project-Based Voucher (PBV) assistance.

    Date of Issuance:  December 4, 2013

    View the notice here.

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  • Jonathan Zimmerman November 11, 2013 03:25pm EST

    Summary:  HUD's notice (PIH Notice 2013-26) extends notice PIH-2013-03 through March 31, 2015.  HUD's notice establishes temporary guidelines for public housing agencies (PHAs) in fulfilling certain Public Housing (PH) and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program requirements during this period of decreased resources available to PHAs. These guidelines are intended to facilitate the ability of PHAs to continue, without interruption and with minimal burden, the delivery of rental assistance to eligible families in their communities.

    Date of PublicationNovember 5, 2013

    View the Notice here.

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  • Jonathan Zimmerman October 08, 2013 04:51pm EDT

    Summary:  HUD's notice (PIH Notice 2013-25) announces the monthly per unit fee amounts for use in determining the on-going administrative fee for housing agencies administering the rental voucher and moderate rehabilitation programs, including Single Room Occupancy during Calendar Year (CY) 2013.

    Date of Issuance:  September 27, 2013

    View the PIH notice here, and the corresponding Federal Register notice here.

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  • Jonathan Zimmerman October 08, 2013 04:45pm EDT

    Summary:  On September 16, 2013, HUD published a notice of certain FY 2014 Operating Cost Adjustment Factors (OCAFs) for project-based assistance contracts for eligible multifamily housing developments having an anniversary date on or after February 11, 2014.  OCAFs are annual factors used to adjust Section 8 rents renewed under section 524 of the Multifamily Assisted Housing Reform and Affordability Act of 1997 (MAHRA).  HUD’s OCAFs take effect on February 11, 2014.

    Date of Issuance:  September 16, 2014

    View the notice here.

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  • Jonathan Zimmerman September 23, 2013 01:19pm EDT

    Summary:  The purpose of this HUD's notice (2013-24) is to revise the eligibility criteria outlined in Paragraph 13 of Notice PIH 2013-12, for Category 1 (“Shortfall Funds”) for the $103 Million Set-Aside. Category 1 “Shortfall Funds” provides funding for PHAs, that despite taking reasonable cost savings measures as determined by the Secretary, would otherwise be required to terminate participating families from the program due to insufficient funds.

    Publication Date:  September 19, 2013

    View the notice here.

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  • Jonathan Zimmerman August 26, 2013 08:56am EDT

    Summary:  HUD's notice (PIH Notice 2013-20) updates PIH Notice 2009-41, which provided instructions for submitting requests for regulatory waivers in compliance with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Reform Act of 1989. This update emphasizes the need for PHAs to initiate regulatory waivers with their appropriate Director, Office of Public Housing Program Center Coordinator (field office).  Waivers are relief from strict regulatory compliance upon a finding of good cause, subject to statutory limitations and waiver procedures pursuant to 24 CFR 5.110. Except as noted herein, PHAs are not to submit waiver requests directly to HUD Headquarters (HHQ) program offices.

    Date Publication Issued:  August 8, 2013

    View the notice here.

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  • Jonathan Zimmerman August 08, 2013 10:02am EDT

    Summary:  The purpose of HUD’s PIH Notice 2011-32 was to establish policies and procedures for issuing, tracking and monitoring Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) that were awarded under a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to provide rental assistance specifically for non-elderly disabled (NED) families. These policies and procedures addressed initial issuance, re-issuance and maintenance of these NED HCVs, tracking them in HUD’s Public and Indian Housing Information Center (PIC) and Voucher Management System (VMS) and issues related to reasonable accommodation. The Family Unification Program (FUP) and HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) programs were addressed in section 5.f. only as they relate to shortfalls in HCV funding.  However, HUD’s notice (PIH Notice 2013-19) supersedes and updates Section 5.b. of PIH Notice 2011-31 to: (1) remove the deadline for coding NED families; and (2) provide that sanctions may be applied if a PHA does not achieve the required leasing rate. Section 5.h. has been amended to clarify VMS reporting requirements for Moving to Work (MTW) agencies. A new section 5.j. has been added to address the issue of “aging out” of NED eligibility. A new section 6 has been added to address Five-Year Mainstream vouchers (MS5).

    A copy of PIH Notice 2013-19 is accessible at:  http://www.nahro.org/sites/default/files/searchable/PIHNotice2013-19.pdf

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  • Jonathan Zimmerman August 08, 2013 09:53am EDT

    Summary:  HUD’s Notice (PIH Notice 2013-18) supersedes PIH Notice 2011-19 (which extended Notice PIH 2010-11). Prior to revisions made in PIH Notice 2013-18, PHAs were informed that an exception payment standard may remain in effect until or unless a higher exception payment standard was warranted, requested, and subsequently approved. With PIH Notice 2013-18, PHAs must maintain the approved exception payment standard until or unless a higher exception payment standard is warranted, requested, and subsequently approved (see Section 5). In this new Notice, HUD also revised section 6 of the prior notice (PIH Notice 2011-19) to explain the expedition of the review process.

    The regulatory waiver process in HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) requires PHAs to first send their request to the appropriate HUD Field Office; the Field Office then forwards the waiver request to the appropriate program office at HUD Headquarters along with a Field Office recommendation in PIH Notice 2009-41 (http://www.nahro.org/sites/default/files/searchable/PIHNotice2009-41.pdf). This process should be expedited through the various offices so that units are not lost when owners are not willing to hold them beyond a certain date. PHAs may fax or scan a copy to Headquarters for advanced review.

    Date of Issuance:  October 5, 2009

    View the notice here.

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  • Jonathan Zimmerman June 12, 2013 02:17pm EDT

    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 rental history; program termination and eviction policies; and project-basing vouchers for Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH).

    Date of Publication:  June 10, 2013

    View the notice here.

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  • Jonathan Zimmerman June 12, 2013 02:02pm EDT

    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. PHAs that agree to administer DHAP-Sandy must do so in accordance with these requirements and any subsequent HUD directives and guidance for the program.

    Date of Publication:  June 10, 2013

    View the notice here.

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