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PIH 2011-57: Instructions for Public Housing Agency on Fiscal Year End Changes

Summary:  This notice provides instructions to public housing agencies (PHAs) on submitting requests for fiscal year end (FYE) changes. The process ensures that HUD has information for approval or denial and provides sufficient lead time for HUD to update required databases.

Issued: October 6, 2011

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PIH 2011-56: Emergency Safety and Security Funding for Public Housing

Summary:  This Notice provides guidance to public housing agencies (PHAs) seeking Emergency Capital Needs funding for safety and security measures utilizing FY 2011 funds. This Notice provides instructions regarding the application and funding process for emergency safety and security funding only. This Notice does not apply to funding for unforeseen or unpreventable emergencies or for non-presidentially declared natural disasters.

Issued: October 4, 2011

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PIH 2011-55: Public Housing Operating Subsidy Calculations for Calendar Year 2012

Summary:  This notice provides public housing agencies (PHAs) with instructions for operating subsidy calculation submissions in Calendar Year (CY) 2012 as funded from Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2012 appropriations. It also informs PHAs that in an effort to reduce their reporting burdens HUD will use information in its systems of record to determine operating subsidy eligibility. HUD is committed to providing eligibility information to PHAs prior to the start of CY2012.

PIH 2011-38: Public Housing Development Cost Limits

Summary:  The purpose of this Notice is to: a) Explain procedures for establishing public housing development cost limits; b) Explain procedures for the annual posting of TDC limits to the HUD website and notification to Public Housing Authorities (PHAs).

Publication Date:  July 20, 2011
Cross Reference: PIH Notice 2010-20

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PIH 2011-37: Extension: Information and Procedures for Implementation of Capital Funds Recovery Competition Grants

Summary:  This notice extends notice PIH-2010-34(HA) without change. This Notice remains effective until amended, superseded, or rescinded. This notice provides Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and HUD Field Offices with processing information regarding the implementation of Capital Funds Recovery Competition (CFRC) grants as authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“Recovery Act”).

PIH 2011-36: Guidance on Energy Performance Contracts

Summary:  This notice serves to reinstate and update the content of PIH Notice 2009-16 and provide supplementary guidance on financial incentives to promote energy conservation. This Notice remains effective until amended, superseded, or rescinded.


Publication Date:  July 8, 2011
Cross Reference: PIH Notice 2008-22, PIH Notice 2009-16

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:

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.

PIH Notice 2011-16: Public Housing Operating Subsidy Calculations for Calendar Year 2011

Publication Date:  March 18, 2011

HUD Explains Third Operating Fund Distribution

The Department has obligated additional funding for Operating Fund subsidies for the month of April 2011.  HUD's explanation can be found here.  This funding is expected to be available in eLOCCS before April 1, 2011.