PIH Notice 2013-3: Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Programs – Temporary Compliance Assistance

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 Rent without prior HUD approval as a reasonable accommodation for a family that includes a person with disabilities. 

The notice establishes temporary guidelines for PHAs in fulfilling certain Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program requirements during this period of decreased resources available to PHAs, and applies to both programs except where noted.  The temporary provisions established by this notice will be available to PHAs until March 31, 2014. It is expected that rulemaking will be completed by March 31, 2014, to enable PHAs to continue these measures in one form or another.

Date of Issuance:  January 22, 2013

View the notice here.

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