On May 18, HUD published Notice PIH 2021-16 titled “Guidance on the use of Tenant Participation Funds.” The notice applies to all Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) operating public housing programs. HUD provides tenant participation (TP) funds to PHAs through the Operating Fund Grant specifically for resident participation activities. The activities allow resident councils to create strong partnerships between the duly-elected residents on the council, the PHA, and HUD.
The Notice covers the role of the PHA and the Resident Council as it relates to using and disbursing funds, financial management for TP funds, allowable and unallowable uses for TP funds, and includes a guide for evaluating TP fund expenses.
The Notice can be found here.