Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers: Revised Implementation of the HUD-VA Supportive Housing Program

HUD's notice establishes the policies and procedures for the administration of tenant-based Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance under the HUD–Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUDVASH) program administered by PHAs that partner with local Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities.

PIH Notice 2011-53: Reporting and Portability Requirements for the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Program

Summary:  The purpose of HUD's notice is to revise and extend PIH Notice 2010-12. The revisions occur in section 2. (Operating Requirements) in regard to Moving to Work (MTW) agencies, section 2.b. (Leasing and Ongoing Reporting) in regard to portability, and section 3.d. (PHA Tracking) in regard to Voucher Management System (VMS) reporting.

PIH Notice 2011-50: Expansion of Project-Basing HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Vouchers

Summary: The purpose of this notice is to reinstate Notice PIH 2010-23 on the same subject with a significant revision in this section and the addition of section 2e. Section J of the Implementation of the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program (Operating Requirements) published in the Federal Register on May 6, 2008, stated that the Department will consider, on a case-by-case basis, requests from a public housing agency (PHA) to project-base HUD-VASH vouchers in accordance with 24 CFR part 983.

Update from Washington

The latest edition of theNAHRO Monitor was recently released on Friday, July 15. Be sure to read NAHRO President Akinola Popoola’s message on “Transparency and the Executive Compensation Information Proposal” as well as other up-to-the-minute news from Washington. 

Don’t forget that Summer Conference is quickly approaching!

HUD Notice on Policies and Procedures for Special Purpose HCV for Non-Elderly Disabled Families and Other Special Populations

Summary: The purpose of HUD's notice is 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 will address initial issuance, re-issuance and maintenance of these NED HCVs, tracking them in the Public and Indian Housing Information Center (PIC) and the Voucher Management System (VMS) and issues related to reasonable accommodation.

HUD and VA Make Final FY 2010 HUD-VASH Voucher Awards

On June 13, 2011, HUD and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs awarded FY 2010 Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH) project-based vouchers in the amount of $5.4 million to PHAs in 18 States to supply permanent housing and case management for 676 homeless Veterans.