On December 26, HUD posted in the Federal Register a 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection on a new Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Online Form. Through this new collection, HUD will require the submission of project-level data on all PBVs from PHAs. In doing this, HUD aims to better understand the existing number of units in PBV projects, what exceptions apply to these units, their rents, terms of contract, and numerous other potential data points. Comments are due February 24, 2020.
Currently, HUD collects information on individual participants in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program who are in PBV units and Project-Based Certificate (PBC) housing through PIC. In addition, HUD collects aggregate information on the total number of PBVs under contract at the PHA level. However, there is a gap between the individual tenant data at HUD and the aggregated PHA data. According to HUD, “this creates a challenge for monitoring, tracking and analyzing PBV projects, and limits HUD’s ability to respond to requests for information on the PBV program from Congress and other sources. Additionally, it prevents HUD from having data with which to make informed decisions on risk-mitigation strategies with respect to PBVs.” HUD’s new online PBV form aims to bridge that gap.
This notice of information collection impacts all PBVs, including but not limited to Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) PBVs, mixed finance PBVs, all Moving to Work (MTW) PBVS, and non-MTW PBVs.
Comments are due February 24, 2020.