Earlier today, HUD sent two emails reminding PHAs with Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs that tomorrow, Wed. July 15th, was the last day to apply for the following:
- HCV Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) set-aside funding;
- Additional administrative fees;
- Blended administrative fee rates; and
- Higher administrative fee rates.
These alternative funding options are described in HUD’s notice titled “Implementation of the Federal Fiscal Year (FYY) 2020 Funding Provisions for the Housing Choice Voucher program” (PIH 2020-04). These funds were allocated by the fiscal year (FY) 2020 appropriations bill. They are distinct from the emergency supplemental funding appropriated by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the majority of which HUD has not allocated nor announced distribution mechanisms for.
Public housing agencies with questions should contact their Financial Management Center (FMC) financial analyst or the Financial Management Division at 2020SpecialFees@hud.gov.