Section 8 Resource Center (2017)

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Section 8 News

Federal Regulations, Notices, and NOFAs





Housing Choice Voucher Program - Guidance on Manufactured Home Space Rentals9/7/2017PIH 2017-18This notice provides guidance on the recent statutory change in the housing assistance payment (HAP) calculation for the special housing type Manufactured Home Space Rentals in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program (24 CFR 982.622 through 982.624).
Registration of Interest for HUD-VASH Vouchers9/1/2017PIH 2017-17 (HA)The purpose of this notice is to identify public housing agencies (PHA) with interest in receiving new HUD-VASH awards.
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 Programs8/10/2017

PIH 2017-13 (HA)

OHHLHC 2017-01

This 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) System

Attachment 1

Attachment 2

8/4/2017PIH 2017-12 (HA)This 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.
Implementation of the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2017 Funding Provisions for the Housing Choice Voucher Program6/28/2017PIH 2017-10 (HA)This Notice implements the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program funding provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (P.L. 115-31), referred to hereafter as “the 2017 Act,” enacted on May 5, 2017.
Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Guidance5/19/2017PIH 2017-08This notice provides guidance to Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and owners on the requirements of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013: Implementation in HUD Housing Programs, Final Rule, published in the Federal Register on November 16, 2016, (81 Fed. Reg. 80724 (November 16, 2016)) (VAWA Final Rule) with respect to the Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs.
Guidance Related to (1) Eligibility for Potential Shortfall Funding Under the Calendar Year (CY) 2017 Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) Renewal Set-Aside for the Housing Choice voucher (HCV) Program and (2) CY 2017 Administrative Fees4/26/2017PIH 2017-07The purpose of this Notice is to provide guidance related to eligibility for shortfall funding in CY 2017, should such shortfall funding be available under either a full-year CR or a full-year appropriation.
Cash Management Requirements for the Housing Choice Voucher Program3/23/2017

PIH 2017-06


This Notice revises the cash management requirements and procedures for the disbursement and reconciliation of Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) funds provided to public housing agencies (PHA) under the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, including Moving-to-Work (MTW) agencies.
Income exclusion under temporary Census employment and Census access4/12/2017

PIH 2017-05


This notice clarifies the exclusion of temporary employment payments by the U.S. Census Bureau pursuant to 24 CFR 5.609(c)(9).

Limitations of Payments to Influence Federal Transactions for PIH Programs and PHA Anti-Lobbying Certification and Disclosure Requirements



PIH 2017-04 (HA)

This Notice provides guidance for PHAs that receive federally appropriated funds exceeding $100,000.

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Self-Petitioner Verification Procedures


PIH 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.


Programs and Policy Fact Sheets

In-Depth HOTMA Summary

Fact Sheet comparing HOTMA and SHARP

Fact Sheet on the NAHRO Supported Language of HOTMA

Crosscutting Programs


Administrative Fee (Updated August 28, 2018)

Fact Sheet: The Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Fee (New)

Research Used for August 2018 Fact Sheet: The Housing Choice Voucher Administrtive Fee (New)

New Administrative Fee Formula Proposed Rule  - published on July 6, 2016.

PowerPoint Presentation on the New Administrative Fee Formula Proposed Rule

Spreadsheet comparing actual prorated 2015 administrative fees received with full eligibility (100% proration) fees under the new proposed formula.

Web-based tool allowing comparisons between formulas in 2015 along with the ability to change the proration amounts.

Spreadsheet comparing the new revised formula with the formula recommended by the administrative fee study.

Resources on the Administrative Fee Study Recommended Formula (Resources below reference initial formula recommended by administrative fee study. For newer HUD revised versions of the formula, please see above).

Administrative Fee Study - Executive Study

Administrative Fee Study - Final Report

Administrative Fee Data for all PHAs

NAHRO's Administrative Fee Study Charts

Administrative Fee Study - Solicitation for Comment


UPCS-V (Updated 4/13/17)

UPCS-V Protocol Version 2.0 (Current at 1/5/17; Added 4/13/17)

UPCS-V Protocol Tracker - Tracks changes V1.5 to V2.0

UPCS-V Conference Call Recording (2/28/17)

UPCS-V Conference Call Recording (10/31/16)

UPCS-V Conference Call Recording (7/25/16)

UPCS-V Protocol Version 1.0 (Added 8/9/16)

DRAFT - UPCS-V Decision Trees

Decision Tree Key

DRAFT - UPCS-V Dictionary of Definitions

UPCS-V Demonstrative Notice


Fair Market Rents

Establishing a More Effective Fair Market Rent System; Using Small Area Fair Market Rents in Housing Choice Voucher Program Instead fo the Current 50th Percentile FMRs

Final Fair Market Rents for the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program and Other Programs Fiscal Year 2016

Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program-Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Inflation Factors for Public Housing Agency (PHA) Renewal Funding

HUD USER Data Sets


Research (Updated 8/10/16)

Why Don't Housing Choice Voucher Recipients Live Near Better Schools? Insights from Big Data (Updated 8/10/16)

(Ingrid Gould Ellen, Keren Mertens Horn, Amy Ellen Schwartz)

Housing is a Foundation - 2016 PAHRC Report

Childhood Environment and Gender Gaps in Adulthood

(Raj Chetty, Nathaniel Hendren, Frina Lin, Jeremy Majerovitz and Benjamin Scuderi)

The Effects of Neighborhoods on Intergenerational Mobility: Childhood Exposure Effects and County Level Estimates

(Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren)

The Effects of Exposure to Better Neighborhoods on Children: New Evidence from the Moving to Opportunity Experiment

(Raj Chetty, Nathaniel Hendren, and Lawrence Katz)




2016 Section 8 Resource Center