Regulatory Relief

PIH NOtice 2013-26: Extension of Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Programs – Temporary Compliance Assistance

Summary:  HUD's notice (PIH Notice 2013-26) extends notice PIH-2013-03 through March 31, 2015.  HUD's notice establishes temporary guidelines for public housing agencies (PHAs) in fulfilling certain Public Housing (PH) and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program requirements during this period of decreased resources available to PHAs. These guidelines are intended to facilitate the ability of PHAs to continue, without interruption and with minimal burden, the delivery of rental assistance to eligible families in their communities.

HUD Issues PIH Notice 2013-4 To Further Help PHAs Reduce Administrative Burdens

Summary:  Prior to HUD’s issuance of PIH Notice 2013-4, PHAs were required by HUD to verify the documentation submitted by households of various sources of income and/or benefits, but PHAs were also required to exclude some or all of these amounts for purposes of determining eligibility and rent calculations.  In another major victory for NAHRO and its members who worked on this issue, HUD recently PIH issued this Notice to help prevent PHAs from having to participate in this “Kafkaesque” process and thereby reduce administrative burdens

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

PIH Notice 2012-15: Streamlining Administrative Practices in the Housing Choice Voucher Program

Summary:  HUD's notice (PIH Notice 2012-15) provides guidance on actions PHAs administering the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program may take to streamline administrative practices and reduce administrative costs.

Date of Publication:  February 27, 2012

View the notice here.