VMS

PIH Notice 2012-21: Financial Reporting Requirements for the Housing Choice Voucher Program

Summary:  HUD issued a notice (PIH Notice 2012-21) to clarify the financial reporting requirements and deadlines for those PHAs that administer the HCV and HCV-related programs (Disaster Voucher Program (DVP), Disaster Housing Assistance Program – Ike (DHAP-Ike), Disaster Housing Assistance Program, Moderate Rehabilitation (Mod Rehab) and Mainstream 5-Year program (MS5), if applicable).

Date of Publication:  May 10, 2012

Additional Time Available to PHAs Beyond December 21, 2011 But Voucher Funding Analysis and Planning Ahead Are Still Important

Additional Time Available to PHAs Beyond December 21, 2011 But Voucher Funding Analysis and Planning Ahead Are Still Very Important

HUD’s New VMS Release: Improved Features With No New Data Submission Requirements

Summary:  On April 29, 2011 HUD implemented with a new version of the Voucher Management System, while conducting a webcast on the same day.  There are no new data reporting fields or data entry requirements for HUD’s April 2011 VMS release, but rather a new tabular format for entering data fields.  Among the noteworthy new features in VMS are:

HUD Publishes Latest Issue of Newsletters for Public Housing Residents, HCV Staff

HUD has posted to its website the latest edition of The Resident, a quarterly newsletter for residents of public housing.  This issue includes a segment entitled “Ten Things to Know about the Rental Housing Revitalization Act” as well as information about the Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program.  A PDF copy of the newsletter can be accessed through HUD’s website.