HUD's FY 2011 Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Notice of Funding Availability

Summary:  Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS - Grants funded under this initiative will advance HUD’s implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). HUD’s FY 2011 NOFA also addresses the Department’s Fiscal Year 2010-2015 Strategic Plan and the Opening Doors Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. These actions address goals to: prevent and end homelessness; increase the supply of affordable housing; and increase the coordination of mainstream housing resources and other health and human services.

NAHRO, Partners Respond to the Washington Post's Coverage of the HOME Program

NAHRO and its partners recently submitted the following letter to the editor of the Washington Post:

The undersigned national organizations representing elected officials and housing practitioners are strong supporters of the HOME Investment Partnerships Program.   We are disappointed that the Post’s recent reporting on the program has favored misleading, blanket assertions while ignoring HOME’s twenty-year track record of success providing decent, safe and affordable housing opportunities for millions of low- and moderate-income Americans.

PIH 2011-24: Capital Fund Program Awards

Summary:  This Notice provides public housing agencies (PHAs) and HUD Field Office staff with an overview of the Capital Fund Program awards process including the Capital Fund Program formula grant and, where applicable, the Replacement Housing Factor (RHF) grants(s). The Notice identifies general requirements for all PHAs as well as, specific requirements for qualified and non-qualified PHAs. The HUD PIH website for the Capital Fund Program is located at:

Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program - Renewal Funding FY 2011 Annual Adjustment Factors

On May 10, 2011, HUD published PHAs’ Annual Adjustment Factors for purposes of their respective FY 2011 renewal funding.  The final appropriations law for FY 2011 continues the requirement for HUD to provide renewal funding for each Public Housing Agency (PHA) based on Voucher Management System (VMS) leasing and cost data for the most recent Federal fiscal year (i.e. October 1, 2009 – September 31, 2011) and by applying the most recent Annual Adjustment Factors as established by the Department. 

PIH-2011-22 (HA): Promotion of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Summary:  The purpose of this Notice is to promote and encourage the use of IPM by Public Housing Authorities (PHAs), Indian tribes, Tribal Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs), and owner/agents providing assistance through the HCV program. This notice provides guidance to Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) on the benefits of IPM, additional technical assistance and training opportunities for PHAs. Pest management is integral to the provision of safe and sanitary housing.

HUD’s New VMS Release: Improved Features With No New Data Submission Requirements

Summary:  On April 29, 2011 HUD implemented with a new version of the Voucher Management System, while conducting a webcast on the same day.  There are no new data reporting fields or data entry requirements for HUD’s April 2011 VMS release, but rather a new tabular format for entering data fields.  Among the noteworthy new features in VMS are:

Extension of Notice Regarding Enhanced Voucher Requirements for Over-housed Families

Summary:  Extension of notice regarding enhanced voucher requirements for over-housed families.

Publication Date: April 22, 2011

View the notice here.

Requests for Exception Payment Standards for Persons with Disabilities as a Reasonable Accommodation

Summary: Extension of notice regarding PHA requests for exception payment standards for persons with disabilities as a reasonable accommodation.

Date of Publication: April 22, 2011

View the Notice here.

NAHRO Submits FOIA Request for Capital Needs Assessment

Have you been wondering why HUD hasn't released the final report on the Capital Needs Assessment?  You're not alone.  As recently as last October, the Department assured the industry that the results of the CNA would be unveiled by November 2010.

PIH 2011-18: Guidance on Asset-Repositioning Fee & Re-occupying PH Units Proposed or Approved for Demo, Dispo or Homeownership

Summary: HUD’s notice provides guidance on the implementation of the asset-repositioning fee (ARF) pursuant to 24 CFR § 990.190(h) and on re-occupying public housing units proposed or approved for demolition, disposition, or transition to homeownership. A PHA that transitions projects or entire buildings of a project out of its public housing inventory is eligible for an asset-repositioning fee.