UPCS-V Version 1.0 Protocol Posted

HUD REAC has publicly posted Version 1.0 of the UPCS-V protocol. NAHRO is currently in the process of reading through the protocol, but here is a quote and chart from page 8 of the document about the UPCS-V inspection structure.

UPCS-V contains five inspectable areas: building exterior, unit, building systems, common areas, and site. UPCS-V is primarily centered on the unit, but includes items within the other four areas that negatively affect the habitability of the unit or the health and safety of its tenants.

Each inspectable area has one or moreĀ  inspectable items. An inspectable item is a component of an inspectable area that is to be evaluated under the UPCS-V protocol (see Figure 1 for the association of inspectable areas and items.) During an inspection, an inspector must evaluate all applicable inspectable items within each inspectable area for defects.

UPCS-V-Inspection-Structure

Read the entire 1.0 version of the protocol here.

New Proposed Administrative Fee HUD FAQ posted

HUD has posted a new proposed administrative fee frequently asked questions (FAQ) document on its Housing Choice Voucher New Administrative Fee Formula Proposed Rule webpage. The new FAQ answers four questions:

  1. How is the benefit load calculated?
  2. How will the formula be applied to MTW sites?
  3. How are “per unit fees” and “total funding” calculated under the proposed rule formula and the existing formula?
  4. What does HUD mean by fee “received” under the current formula? How does proration fit in to the comparisons between the proposed formula and the existing formula?

Read the FAQ here.

For additional HUD analysis tools of the new proposed administrative fee formula, see our prior post.