Public Housing Resource Center

Welcome! to NAHRO's resource center on the federal Public Housing program. Explore the latest news, policy fact sheets, and federally issued regulations, notices, and NOFAs. The Public Housing resource center focuses on programs administed by the HUD's Office of Public and Indian Housing.

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Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Guidance5/19/17NoticePIH-2017-08Detailed guidance on compliance for PHAs with the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
HUD Guidance on Instituting and Enforcing Smoke-Free Public Housing Policies2/15/17NoticePIH-2017-03This Notice provides guidance for “Instituting Smoke-Free Public Housing” (FR-5597-F-03) (the “Smoke-Free Rule” or “Rule”). 
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Self-Petitioner Verification Procedures1/19/17NoticePIH-2017-02 (HA)This notice explains the procedures that public housing agencies (PHAs) must follow when an applicant or resident/tenant requests admission or continued residency as a result of being a VAWA self-petitioner. VAWA self-petitioners are those who claim to be victims of “battery or extreme cruelty.” VAWA covers the following types of battery or extreme cruelty: domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. 
Requirements for Notification, Evaluation, and Reduction of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Federally Owned Residential Property and Housing Receiving Federal Assistance; Response to Elevated Blood Lead Levels1/13/17Final Rule The final rule amends HUD’s lead-based paint regulations on reducing blood lead levels in children under age 6 who reside in federally-owned or -assisted housing that was built pre-1978, and formally adopts the revised definition of “elevated blood lead levels” (EBLLs) in children under the age of 6 in accordance to the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Under the final rule, PHAs are required to conduct an environmental investigation of the dwelling unit in which the child lived at the time the blood was last sampled (“index unit”) and of common areas servicing the index unit. 

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