HUD has posted a preliminary schedule to submit the 2018 Public Housing Operating Subsidy. HUD 52723 and HUD 52722 Forms will be made available to PHAs on November, 27. PHAs are required to provide these forms to their Field Offices by December 18, 2017. The publication of preliminary eligibility based upon HUD-52723 Operating Subsidy Submissions will be on January 29, 2018. PHAs should contact their Field Office by February 5, 2018 with any issues regarding preliminary eligibility for all projects.
Earlier this month, HUD sent an email detailing procedures to be followed when a Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program participant wanted to port (move) from a jurisdiction covered by a non-operational PHA. As of October 6, 2017, all PHAs in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are considered to be non-operational. A complete list can be found on HUD’s website.
HUD has established a portability procedure for PHAs that are contacted by families in Major Disaster Declaration areas (following Hurricanes Irma and Maria), who wish to exercise their option to port their voucher, but whose initial PHAs are non-operational and unable to complete their portability responsibilities. HUD stresses that “communication disruptions” or “portability billing concerns” should not interfere with helping displaced families in major disaster declaration areas. HUD will ensure that “legitimate portability moves” are paid for.
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