Earlier today, HUD emailed information stating that the deadline for applying for a blended administrative fee rate for the Housing Choice Voucher Program has been extended to Friday, June 23, 2017 at 5 pm Eastern Time. As noted in Notice PIH 2017-07 titled “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 Fees,” PHAs that serve multiple administrative fee areas may request a blended rate based on the locations of their assisted units. The blended rate will be used for CY 2017.
PHAs may submit the blended administrative fee request at PIHFinancialManagementDivision@hud.gov using the subject line “[PHA Number – i.e., PHA xxx], 2017 Request for Blended Rate Administrative Fees.” Alternatively, PHAs may submit a request to the following physical mailing address:
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Housing Voucher Programs, Attn: Miguel Fontanez, Director, HV Financial Management Division, Room 4222, 451 7th Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20410.
Either submit electronically or by physical mail–not both.
Does your Public Housing Authority (PHA) want to provide necessary non-housing services to your residents, such as access to case management, transportation services, food security, or the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)? Is your Community Action Agency (CAA) looking for better ways to partner with your local PHA to help your clients find safe, secure, affordable housing? If so, please join the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) and the Community Action Partnership (CAP) for a free webinar to learn about how PHAs and CAAs work hand-in-hand to help address poverty in communities across the nation.
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Nationally, PHAs help over 4.8 million families and individuals by providing safe, decent, affordable housing for families in need. Community Action Agencies provide critical programs to more than 15 million people with low incomes every year. Collaboration increases the capacity of both PHAs and CAAs, and making the CAA programs and services available to public housing residents puts communities are in a far better position to combat poverty. Join us for this free webinar to learn how to build and strengthen these collaborations.