HUD Implements HOTMA Section 103 Waiting List Requirement via New Online Module
Waiting List Submissions Due March 31, 2024
On January 3, 2024, HUD continued implementing Section 103 of the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA) by opening the Public Housing Waiting List Module. A major component of Section 103, agencies must report to HUD the number of families on their public housing waiting list(s). HUD will use this module to collect and publish data waiting list lengths. As in other communications about this data collection, HUD reminds agencies to report each family on waiting lists once and not to report the same family more than once if they are on multiple waiting lists.
The module is available via the Public Housing Portal. HUD’s January 3 communication regarding the portal includes the “PHA Public Housing Waiting List User Guide,” “Public Housing Waiting List Submissions” training video, and resources and deadlines for other public housing programs.