HUD Publishes Notice on FY 2017 Set-Aside Tenant-Protection Vouchers

Earlier today, HUD published a notice titled “Funding Availability for Set-Aside Tenant-Protection Vouchers – Fiscal Year 2017 Funding” (PIH 2018-02; H 2018-01). In it, HUD makes 5 million dollars available from the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Appropriations Act that the bill allocated for Tenant Protection-Vouchers (TPVs) for certain at-risk households in low-vacancy areas.

Major changes from the FY 2016 Funding Availability for Tenant-Protection Vouchers notice include the following:

  • Application submission has been revised in two ways:
    • Owners may submit an application for a triggering event that occurred within the past 5 years or will occur within 180 days;
    • applications will be received on a rolling basis until funding is exhausted or HUD issues a new notice for FY 2018;
  • Removes the “Rental Assistance Payments (RAP) contract expirations prior to” FY 2012 and “properties with Rent Supplement contract expirations prior to FY 2000” categories;
  • Requires owners specify between enhanced vouchers or Project-based Vouchers (PBVs) and whether the owner is willing to accept the other form of assistance where the Public and Indian Housing (PIH) Field Office is unable to find a PHA willing to administer the preferred assistance type;
  • Adopts Fair Market Rents (FMRs) and Small Area FMRs (in metropolitan areas) as a proxy for market rents;
  • Revises owner calculation of household income requirements;
  • Consolidates previous household list requirements;
  • Allows PHAs to rely on an owner’s determination of a rent burden for a household;
  • Allows owners and PHAs to use an owner’s most recent family income examination in certain circumstances;
  • Revises how low-vacancy areas are defined; and
  • Removes HUD internal standard operating procedures.

NAHRO is still in the process of reading through this notice and will supply additional details to its members.

The notice can be found here.

This Tuesday!! NAHRO e-Briefing – RAD: Program Updates and PHA Experiences

RAD: Program Updates and PHA Experiences
A NAHRO Professional Development e-Briefing
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
1:30 – 3:00 pm EST

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The Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) continues to be a critically important tool for housing authorities looking to pursue innovation while renovating and preserving their local affordable housing stock. As we begin 2018, join the NAHRO Policy Team for an in-depth review of the current status of RAD. Participants will also hear from PHAs that have gone through the RAD conversion process. These RAD agencies will discuss why RAD worked for them, explain how they chose between Project Based Vouchers (PBV) or Project Based Rental Assistance (PBRA), and share lessons learned and best practices. Whether your agency is a RAD veteran or exploring whether RAD is a viable option for the future, don’t miss this opportunity to have your questions addressed by industry experts during this interactive online training.

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