Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program


Agency - Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. HUD fulfills this mission through high ethical standards, management and accountability, and by forming partnerships with community organizations.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Persons may contact local field offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

This program is inactive.

No new projects are being approved; however, tenants may apply for admission to projects with existing Section 8 assistance contracts.

The assistance is paid by HUD to the owner of an assisted unit on behalf of an eligible family.

The payment is the difference between the contract rent and the tenant rent.

Assistance is currently available only on a renewal basis, i.e., projects currently assisted may receive a 1-year renewal, or multiple years, up to twenty years, upon expiration of the Section 8 contract.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

No funding is available to new applicants.

Funding is currently available only for the owners of record of projects with an existing expiring project-based Section 8 contract.

The project must meet minimum decent, safe, and sanitary standards.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Families currently receiving assistance as long as their income does not exceed 80 percent of area median income adjusted for smaller or larger families.

Credentials/Documentation

Applications for new projects are no longer being accepted. Project must meet minimum decent, safe, and sanitary standards for HUD to renew the Section 8 contract. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Project owner must notify HUD within 120 days of contract expiration that it wishes to renew the Section 8 contract.

Award Procedures

Contract is renewed upon expiration.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

United States Housing Act of 1937, Section 8(c)(9).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approval given by date of contract expiration.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Subject to appropriations and owner's interest in renewing contract.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

1 year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are disbursed monthly based on owner submission.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

No progress reports are required.

The owner must submit to HUD within 60 days after the end of each fiscal year of the project, financial statements for the project audited by an Independent Public Accountant and other statements as to project operation, financial conditions and occupancy.

Annual management and occupancy review.

Audits

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements. The owner must permit HUD to review and audit the management and maintenance of the project at any time to assure the owner is meeting its obligation to maintain the units and related facilities in decent, safe, and sanitary condition.

Records

The owner must reexamine the income and composition of all families at least once each year and prepare and furnish other information required under the Section 8 contract.

Financial Information

Account Identification

86-0303-0-1-604.

Obigations

(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 15 $9,537,000,000; FY 16 est $10,393,000,000; and FY 17 est $10,707,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Eligible tenants pay no more than 30 percent of their monthly adjusted income for rent.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

24 CFR 886 Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program - Special Allocations. 24 CFR 880 - Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program for New Construction; 24 CFR 881 - Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program for Substantial Rehabilitation; 24 CFR 883 - Section Housing Assistance State Housing Agencies; 24 CFR 884 - Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program for New Construction Set Aside for Section 515 Rural Rental Housing Projects; 24 CFR 891 Subpart E - Loans for Housing for the Elderly or Persons with Disabilities; HUD Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide (1/15/08).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Persons may contact local field offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Catherine M. Brennan 451 7th Street SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Catherine.M.Brennan@hud.gov Phone: (202) 402-6732 Fax: (202) 708-3104.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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