Proposed Rule to Change the Section 8 Tenant-Based Voucher and Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Programs under HERA

Summary:  HUD’s proposed rule follows the November 24, 2008, notice for the purpose of establishing, in regulation, the reforms made to HERA and to make other related regulatory changes. HUD’s proposed rule would make conforming changes to the regulations of the Section 8 Tenant-Based Voucher and Section 8 Project-Based Voucher programs to reflect the self-executing provisions of HERA, and would also amend the regulations required to implement those statutory provisions of HERA that are not self-implementing. Additionally, HUD’s rule would make such other changes for the purposes of updating certain regulations to reflect current practices, and clarifying other regulations which, based on experience, HUD determined would benefit from clarification. While the conforming and clarifying changes are not implementing new policy, HUD nevertheless welcomes comment on the clarity and comprehensibility of the language proposed to be codified.  HUD’s proposed rule also takes into consideration the two public comments received in response to issuance of the November 2008 notice, and solicits additional public comment. HERA changes affecting the public housing program are being addressed by separate rulemaking.  Comments are due by July 16, 2012.

Date of Publication:  May 15, 2012

View the proposed rule here.

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