Public Housing Resource Center

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Verification of Social Security Numbers (SSNs), Social Security (SS) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits; and Effective Use of the Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) System’s Identity Verification Report 11/27/2018NoticePIH 2018-24This notice is the administrative guidance that explains the procedures public housing agencies (PHAs) are required to use for verifying social security numbers, social security benefits of applicants, and participants and household members at the time of application for rental housing assistance programs and during mandatory reexamination of household income. This notice also includes the procedures for effective use of the EIV system to reduce subsidy payment and administrative errors. 
Public Housing Operating Subsidy Eligibility Calculations for Calendar Year (CY) 2019 11/26/2018NoticePIH 2018-23This notice provides public housing agencies (PHAs) with instructions for calculating Operating Fund (OpFund) subsidy for CY 2019 and establishes submission deadlines. 
Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) – Supplemental Guidance 3.B12/11/18NoticePIH 2018-22This Notice amends Notice PIH 2012-32 (HA), H-2017-03, REV-3, Rental Assistance Demonstration – Final Implementation, Revision 3, (RAD Notice) published on January 12, 2017 in order to maximize the resources available to make property improvements for lowincome households living in properties converting under the Second Component of RAD and to align RAD requirements more closely with the underlying statutory and regulatory PBRA requirements related to Davis Bacon. 
Partnering with Utility Companies on Energy Performance Contracts11/06/2018NoticePIH-2018-20This Notice serves to provide supplemental guidance for Notice PIH 2011-36 and any update thereto which concerns implementing Energy Performance Contracts (EPCs) at Public Housing Authorities (PHAs). This notice introduces a new initiative called the EPC Utility Partnership Program (UPP). 
Housing Opportunity through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA) – Implementation of Minimum Heating Standards in Public Housing Properties11/02/18NoticePIH 2018-19This purpose of this notice is to provide implementation guidance related to the minimum heating requirements within public housing dwelling units as required by Section 111 of the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA). 
Administrative Guidance for Effective and Mandated Use of the Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) System 10/26/2018NoticePIH 2018-18This Notice adds a new section incorporating the Income Validation Tool (IVT) Report. This report will facilitate and enhance public housing agencies (PHAs) identification of tenant unreported or underreported income information during interim and regular reexaminations. Deployment of the IVT began July 17, 2018, and will conclude December 4, 2018
Request for Letters of Interest and Applications under the Moving to Work Demonstration Program for Fiscal Year 2019: COHORT #1 – Overall Impact of Moving to Work Flexibility 10/11/2018NoticePIH 2018-17This Notice offers eligible public housing agencies (PHAs) the opportunity to apply for admission to the Moving to Work (MTW) Demonstration Program. This Notice lays out the two-step application process by which PHAs will be selected for the first cohort of the MTW Expansion
Regulatory Waivers 09/28/2018NoticePIH 2018-16To update instructions for public housing agencies (PHAs) on how to submit requests for regulatory waivers and to add instructions for waivers for PHAs in Presidentiallydeclared Major Declared Disasters (MDD) areas. 
Guidance on Reporting Public Housing Agency Executive Compensation Information for Calendar Year 2017 09/04/2018NoticePIH 2018-13 (HA)This 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 2017 (CY2017).
Process for Public Housing Agency Voluntary Transfers and Consolidations of Housing Choice Vouchers and Project-Based Vouchers 06/28/2018NoticePIH 2018-12The purpose of this notice is to clarify the circumstances and describe the process under which HUD may approve a voluntary transfer or consolidation of budget authority (including restricted net position (RNP), unrestricted net position (UNP) and other capital assets)1 and corresponding baseline units for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program from the divesting public housing agency’s (PHA) Consolidated Annual Contributions Contract (CACC) to the receiving or consolidating PHA’s CACC. In a voluntary transfer one PHA’s identifying number and CACC remains intact. In a consolidation, both or all of the PHAs’ names, CACCs and identifying numbers will be permanently terminated and replaced by a new PHA with a new name, identifying number and CACC.
Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) – Supplemental Guidance 07/02/2018NoticePIH 2018-11This Notice provides supplemental program instructions to and amends Notice PIH 2012-32 (HA), H-2017-03, REV-3, Rental Assistance Demonstration – Final Implementation, Revision 3, (RAD Notice) published on January 12, 2017. 
Demolition and/or Disposition of Public Housing Property, Eligibility for Tenant Protection Vouchers and Associated Requirements03/22/2018NoticePIH 2018-04This notice explains application requirements to request HUD approval to demolish and/or dispose of public housing property under Section 18 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437p) (1937 Act) and related Tenant Protection Voucher (TPV) eligibility for such actions.
Guidance on the Use of Operating Subsidy for Capital Fund Purposes for Subsidy Appropriated and Allocated for Calendar Year 2018 and Subsequent Years02/28/2018NoticePIH-2018-03 (HA)This notice explains how public housing agencies (PHAs) operating public housing may use a portion of their Operating Subsidy for capital activities, subject to HUD requirements. 


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