Public Housing Resource Center - 2017

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Streamlining Administrative Regulations for Multifamily Housing Programs and Implementing Family Income Reviews Under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act12/12/2017Interim Final Rule This interim final rule amends the regulatory language to implement the FAST Act and to align the current regulatory flexibilities with those provided in the FAST Act. In addition, this interim final rule seeks to extend to certain MFH programs some of the streamlining changes that were proposed for and made only to the HCV and PH programs.
Public Housing Operating Subsidy Eligibility Calculations for Calendar Year (CY) 201812/8/2017NoticePIH-2017-27This notice provides public housing agencies (PHAs) with instructions for the calculation of operating subsidy eligibility for CY 2018.
Guidance on Third-Party Agreements Encumbering Public Housing Property11/29/2017NoticePIH-2017-24 (HA)For purposes of this notice, a third-party agreement means an agreement (other than a dwelling lease) between a PHA and a third-party that encumbers a PHA’s use or interest in public housing property. 
Updates to Flat Rent Requirements11/15/17NoticePIH-2017-23This Notice supersedes and replaces the guidance provided in Notice PIH 2015-13 and clarifies HUD’s interpretation of the statutory amendment related to flat rents. 
Guidance on Eligibility for Asset-Repositioning Fee (ARF) when Public Housing Units Are Approved for Demolition, Disposition, or Transitioned to Homeownership11/8/17NoticePIH-2017-22This guidance on the implementation of ARF follows the approval of public housing units for demolition, disposition, or homeownership in accordance with 24 CFR 990.190(h).
Relief From HUD Requirements Available to PHAs To Assist With Recovery and Relief Efforts on Behalf of Families Affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Future Natural Disasters Where Major Disaster Declarations Might Be Issued in 201710/6/17Notice This notice advises the public that HUD, as a result of Presidentially declared Major Disaster Declarations (MDD) following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria has established an expedited process for the review of requests for relief from HUD regulatory and/or administrative requirements (“HUD requirements”) for public housing agencies (PHAs) and Tribes or tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) that are located in Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Florida, and Georgia.
Rental Assistance Demonstration: Notice of Increase in Cap and Rent Setting8/23/17Notice This Notice addresses the increase in the number of public housing units that may be awarded competitively under HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD). This Notice also announces HUD will use rent levels based on FY 2016 funding levels for the increase. Lastly, this Notice modifies that latest possible date for PHAs to submit and application for the final phase of the RAD project to September 30, 2020.
Guidance on HUD’s Lead Safe Housing Rule Pertaining to Elevated Blood Lead Levels for the Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher, and Project-Based Voucher Programs8/10/17NoticePIH-2017-13 (HA); OHHLHC-2017-01This Notice provides general guidance to public housing agencies (PHAs), Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) property owners and Project-Based Voucher (PBV) property owners on the required actions they must take when a child in a family receiving HCV or PBV assistance is identified as having an elevated blood lead level (EBLL).
Administrative Guidance for Effective and Mandated Use of the Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) System8/4/17NoticePIH-2017-12This makes several technical corrections to PIH Notice 2010-19 (HA). Notice provides Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) with administrative guidance related to the mandated use of HUD’s Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) system.
Guidance on Reporting Public Housing Agency Executive Compensation Information for Calendar Year 2016 7/18/17NoticePIH-2017-11This notice provides information and guidance on how public housing agencies (PHAs) are to use the HUD-52725 form to report executive compensation for calendar year 2016.
Amendment - Public Housing Operating Subsidy Eligibility Calculations for Calendar Year 20175/31/17NoticePIH-2017-09This notice amends the notice PIH 2016-19, “Public Housing Operating Subsidy Eligibility Calculations for Calendar Year (CY) 2017” 
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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