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Reminder: DUNS Number Required on All Voucher Submissions by 12/1/17

Taken from HUD email and Memo

This is a reminder that effective December 1, 2017, vouchers that do not contain an active Dun & Bradstreet’s (DB) Data Numbering System (DUNS) Number will generate a Tenant Rental Assistance Certification System (TRACS) fatal error and will not receive payment until corrected. Attached is the memorandum, dated June 2, 2017, that implements the requirement to include the DUNS numbers on all vouchers submitted to Tenant Rental Assistance Certification System (TRACS). 

For technical support questions regarding a DUNS number, contact the SAM Federal Service Desk at 1-866-606-8220. For other questions regarding the attached  memorandum, please contact Annecia Durr at Annecia.Durr@hud.gov.   

**Note: The attached memorandum apply to entities that submit voucher payment requests to TRACS only.**

HUD's Proposed 2018 Budget

Taken from https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/budget

On May 23, 2017, the Trump Administration announced the proposed 2018 Budget for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Budget reflects the President’s commitment to support HUD’s critical functions that provide rental assistance to low-income and vulnerable households and to help work-eligible families achieve self-sufficiency. The President’s 2018 Budget continues to provide rental assistance for 4.5 million households while recognizing a greater role for State and local governments, and the private sector, to address community and economic development needs.

For more information:

Press Release (HUD No. 17-041)

Solar Project Development for Public Housing Authorities Webinar

May 31, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)

Taken from https://www.hudexchange.info/trainings/upcoming/

This webinar will provide an overview of solar photovoltaic (PV) project opportunities for Public Housing Authority (PHA) sites with ways for key staff to start pursuing them, depending on their individual situations and readiness levels. Presenters will also discuss the framework for organizing and planning development efforts going forward to improve the likelihood of success and speed of viable solar PV projects. Case studies will be presented to describe how other PHAs have completed solar projects including financing, site locations, incentives, and lessons learned.

Attendees will learn:

Potential benefits and organizational impact of solar

Technical considerations including site selection

Financing of solar including energy performance contracts, incentives and the approval process

Who should attend:

Key facilities and management staff of PHAs.

Register Now

 To find out more information about upcoming trainings and access materials from previously held trainings, go to HUD Exchange Trainings.

FY2017 INCOME LIMITS
Effective: 04/14/2017

Taken from https://www.huduser.gov/portal/home.html 

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sets income limits that determine eligibility for assisted housing programs including the Public Housing, Section 8 project-based, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Section 202 housing for the elderly, and Section 811 housing for persons with disabilities programs. HUD develops income limits based on Median Family Income estimates and Fair Market Rent area definitions for each metropolitan area, parts of some metropolitan areas, and each non-metropolitan county.

This system provides complete documentation of the development of the FY 2017 Income Limits (ILs) for any area of the country selected by the user. Official ILs, available in pdf and excel formats at this link, may differ slightly from those calculated in the documentation system, and should be used for ALL official purposes.

Click Here for FY 2017 IL Documentation
 
 
RAD NOTICE REVISION 3 Trainings
Posted: 2/14/2017
Taken from HUD's RADBlast Email:

On January 19, 2017, HUD announced the publication of Revision 3 of the RAD Notice in the Federal Register, which makes effective the provisions in RAD Notice (PIH 2012-32 / H 2017-03 Rev 3), with the exception of three provisions related to selection and eligibility criteria. As a reminder, we have also posted a blackline version showing the changes made in Revision 3 as compared to Revision 2. We will be hosting two trainings on the RAD Notice revision changes. Please see additional detail and how to register below:

  1. RAD Notice Revision 3 Training: Public Housing Conversion
    Date: Tuesday, February 21 3:00-4:30
    Register Here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8269319580933039873
  2. RAD Notice Revision 3 Training: Mod Rehab, Mod Rehab SRO, Rent Supp, and RAP Conversions
    Date: Thursday, February 23, 3:00-4:30
    Register Here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/817145327704528129

Each of these webinars will be recorded and posted for public viewing.

 
RAD NOTICE REVISION 3 PUBLISHED
Posted: 1/13/2017
 
Taken from HUD's RADBlast Email:
Today, HUD has released Revision 3 of the RAD Notice (PIH 2012-32 / H 2017-03 Rev 3). As we have witnessed the program ramp up dramatically in recent years – nearly 60,000 public housing units have completed conversion to Section 8 assistance, leveraging over $3.8 Billion for construction and rehab, while nearly 22,000 units have been preserved under the second component – this revision builds on the program’s success and lessons learned in order to ensure that the program’s pace continues and more properties can be preserved and transformed. Under the First Component, the revisions serve to simplify certain program requirements, create new flexibilities to make more conversions feasible, and strengthen tenant rights. Under the Second Component, the revisions significantly improve the rent-setting options available to owners. A summary of key changes is listed below and we have also posted a blackline version showing the changes made in Revision 3 as compared to Revision 2.
 
UPDATED FAQs to HOUSING NOTICE 15-04
METHODOLOGY FOR COMPLETING A MULTIFAMILY HOUSING UTILITY ANALYSIS
Posted: 8/30/2016
 
The PDF file below contains updated responses to frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding Housing Notice H-2015-04, Methodology for Completing a Multifamily Housing Utility Analysis.  This file includes responses to ten additional questions and replaces the UA FAQs that were emailed in RHIIP Listserv #338.
 
 
Notice 15-04 is available here
(Text taken from HUD email)
 
HUD RELEASES FY 2017 Fair Market Rents
Posted: 8/29/2016
 

On August 26, HUD published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Fair Market Rents (FMRs). FMRs are used to determine payment standards for a number of housing assistance programs, including the Housing Choice Voucher and the Project-Based Section 8 programs.

The recently passed Housing Opportunities Through Modernization Act (HOTMA) revises the FMR procedure so that instead of publishing proposed FMRs for comment in the Federal Register, HUD can post these on HUD's website and announce the publication in the Federal Register. HOTMA also provides that public housing agencies and other interested parties may comment on FMRs and request revaluation in their jurisdictions before such FMRs become effective.

HUD's notice announces that the proposed FMRs will take effect on October 1, 2016 unless interested parties request reevaluation of their FMRs by September 26, 2016.
 
Text from NCSHA
 
NEW NAHMA ANALYSIS EXAMINES THE "HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES
THROUGH MODERNIZATION ACT OF 2016"
Posted: 8/22/2016
 

On July 29, President Obama signed the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA) into law after Congress unanimously passed the legislation. HOTMA streamlines certain parts HUD’s rental assistance programs, including the public housing program, the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, and the project-based rental assistance program.

This NAHMAnalysis provides a brief overview of HOTMA, including a summary of relevant housing sections for members. HOTMA contains alterations to the physical inspection of units, income calculations and reviews for tenants, housing provisions for veterans and people experiencing homelessness as well as several other changes to HUD’s program administration.

The NAHMAnalysis may be found on the NAHMA website here. (Link updated 8/22 at 2:11pm EDT)
(Text taken from NAHMA email)

Past Government News Archive

 

Public & Indian Housing Notices

Clicking the link below will download a PDF directly from the HUD website
Updated: 11/3/2017

 

PIH 2017-21 (HA)

Implementation Guidance: Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA) — Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Provisions - The Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA) made changes to both the definition of PHA-owned housing (for project-based and tenant-based vouchers) and the project-based voucher (PBV) program. This notice provides guidance on those changes.

PIH 2017-20 (HA)

Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA) - Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Implementation Guidance - This notice provides guidance on two provisions that relate to the initial inspection of dwelling units for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) tenant-based and Project-Based Voucher (PBV) assistance programs resulting from the enactment of the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA).

PIH 2017-19 (HA)

EXTENSION to Register Interest for HUD-VASH Vouchers - This notice extends the deadline to register interest for HUD-VASH vouchers from the previous due date of October 31, 2017 to the new due date of December 1, 2017.

PIH 2017-18

Housing Choice Voucher Program – Guidance on Manufactured Home Space Rentals - This 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).

PIH 2017-17 (HA)

Registration of Interest for HUD-VASH Vouchers - The purpose of this notice is to identify public housing agencies (PHA) with interest in receiving new HUD-VASH awards.

PIH 2017-16

Changes to the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Formula Regulations - This Notice provides tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHE) with an overview of regulatory changes affecting the IHBG formula.

PIH-2017-15

Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Formula Current Assisted Stock (FCAS) Data - This Notice provides tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHE) with information related to changes affecting the FCAS data under the IHBG formula (§1000.316 and §1000.318(b) and (e)).

PIH-2017-14

Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Formula Needs Data - This Notice provides tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHE) with information related to changes affecting the Needs data under the IHBG formula (24 CFR 1000.330).

PIH 2017-13 (HA); OHHLHC 2017-01

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 Programs - 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).

PIH 2017 - 12 (HA)

Administrative Guidance for Effective and Mandated Use of the Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) System - 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. [...]

For years prior, visit the HUD Website