Earlier today, HUD published a notice titled “Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program-Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Inflation Factors for Public Housing Agency (PHA) Renewal Funding.” These inflation factors are used by HUD to determine how much renewal Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) funding an agency will receive relative to the prior year. Each PHA receives its own factor, but the Department also calculates a national inflation factor, which the Department has calculated at 9.6% this year.
After discussing inflation factors with HUD staff, NAHRO encourages PHAs to take steps to utilize the substantial increase in funding that most Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs will receive. While the national factor is 9.6%, many PHAs will receive substantially higher factors, and are encouraged to take appropriate steps (e.g., increasing payment standards, adopting Small Area Fair Market Rents, etc.) to ensure that the funding is spent by the end of the calendar year.
The RFIFs can be found here.
The Area Definitions table can be found here.
(The above link was not functional as of 9:23 am ET on April 12, 2023, but should be functional soon.)
The full notice can be found here.