Earlier today, HUD sent a letter explaining Public Housing Operating Fund obligations for June. In June, HUD is increasing the proration for the Operating Fund from 85 percent to a 92.89 percent proration.
The proration represents a cumulative amount for the year. Since PHAs received payments based on a lesser yearly proration for the first few months of the year, June’s payment will be greater to compensate for the initial underfunding. The July payment will more accurately represent the new monthly amount under the new proration. The letter notes that there may be minor proration fluctuations and that “[t]he final proration will be established after final eligibility is determined for all projects.”
A change in proration is only one reason that a PHA’s payment in absolute terms (i.e., actual amount received) may have changed. Another reason for a change in the absolute amount is a decline in formula eligibility for some PHAs. Read more about this formula eligibility decline in our previous post “Operating Fund Proration Increases as Funding Decreases.”
Specific June Operating Fund obligation letters grouped by state can be found here.
HUD’s letter explaining June Operating Fund obligations can be found here.