On May 15, HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) hosted a conference call providing updates on changes to PIC and REAC PHAS reporting requirements and operational planning strategies included in the CARES Act.
Form 50058 Reporting Requirements: HUD will continue to use IMS/PIC to calculate funding allocations and carry out program evaluations and oversight. HUD urges PHAs to submit required Form-50058 transactions in a timely manner to prevent backlog.
- The time period for Form-50058 submission has been extended from 60 to 90 days, with the period of availability ending December 31st, 2020.
- PHAs that submit their forms during the extended timeframe will see a warning error upon submission, but the forms will be accepted, if there are no fatal errors present.
- For new submissions where the PHA does not have a date of previous HQS inspection, enter 01/01/1900. If there has been a date previously entered, use that date instead until a new date is available.
- Due to the temporary suspension of Community Service and Self-Sufficiency Requirement (CSSR), PHAs should mark all household members “Pending” unless they are designated as “Exempt.”
PHAS Scoring: Per PIH Notice 2020-05, REAC is waiving PHAS scoring requirements through the end of the year unless a PHA requests a new PHAS score release. HUD will begin re-scoring with fiscal years ending March 21, 2021, and will notify PHAs 30 days prior to resumption in accordance with local coronavirus restrictions and health protocols.
EIV Requirements: HUD is waiving Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) requirements through July 31, 2020 in favor of allowing tenants to electronically self-certify with their PHA. However, HUD urges PHAs to download EIV reports during the waiver period, as the data will be overwritten when EIV monitoring requirements resume. HUD reminds PHAs they remain responsible for protecting tenants’ Personally Identifiable Information (PII), and that privacy guidelines will not change in response to the pandemic.
Remote Video Inspections (RVI): RVIs are HQS inspections conducted via proxy and are intended to provide PHAs additional flexibility to fulfill inspection requirements during the pandemic. As this is a new method of conducting inspections, HUD will follow up with further guidance and a best practices document.
NAHRO provides additional COVID-19 information at www.nahro.org/coronavirus.