Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy

The Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program provides rental assistance to homeless individuals.

Under the program, HUD enters into Annual Contributions Contracts with public housing agencies (PHAs) in connection with the moderate rehabilitation of residential properties
that, when rehabilitation is completed, will contain multiple single room dwelling units.

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.

Designated contact person or monitor for the Section 8 SRO Program in the HUD Field Offices with a Community Planning and Development Division (see Appendix IV of the Catalog for a listing of HUD Field Offices).

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Homeless (single) individuals.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

An eligible applicant is a PHA or private nonprofit organization.

Private nonprofits have to contract with a PHA to administer the rental assistance.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Homeless individuals.


Private nonprofit organizations and public housing agencies will certify to their eligibility. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Any site that would have a significant adverse impact on the human environment will not be eligible for funding.

All components of this program are excluded from coverage under E.O.12372.

An environmental impact assessment is required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. An application package prescribing the specific information that applicants must submit is available from HUD through the annual Continuum of Care Notice of Fund Availability. The standard application form as furnished by HUD must be used for this program. Any proposed project under this program must be consistent with the applicable HUD-approved Consolidated Plan.

Award Procedures

HUD reviews applications, rates and ranks those meeting threshold requirements, and makes conditional grant awards to those applications most highly ranked.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987, Title IV, as amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Processing of applications and selection of successful applicants will take place at HUD field offices and Headquarters, HUD Headquarters will make selection. Funds, however, will not be obligated until the technical submission is approved.


Applicants may appeal the results of HUD's review and selection process if they believe a HUD error has occurred. Appeals must be in writing to the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development and must state what HUD error the applicant believes has occurred.


On an annual basis, dependent on fund availability.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Under the SRO Program, an 11-year Annual Contribution Contract (ACC) is signed by the PHA with HUD. After the ACC is signed, the PHA and owner sign an AHAP and the owner has 12 months from the date of ACC execution to complete rehabilitation on the project. Once the rehabilitation is completed and the PHA inspects the units to ensure compliance with HUD's physical condition standards (PCS), a 10-year Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) Contract is signed between the PHA and project owner. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: HUD award notification letter.

Post Assistance Requirements


Not Applicable.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. The financial management systems used by governmental entities that are recipients under this program must provide for audits in accordance with 24 CFR 44. HUD may perform further and additional audits as it finds necessary or appropriate.


Each recipient must keep any records and make any reports that HUD may require.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

24 CFR Part 882, Subpart H Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program for Homeless Individuals, as well as 24 CFR, Part 5, Subparts A, E and F. Program information also available from Community Connections at HUD at (1-800) 998-9999.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Designated contact person or monitor for the Section 8 SRO Program in the HUD Field Offices with a Community Planning and Development Division (see Appendix IV of the Catalog for a listing of HUD Field Offices).

Headquarters Office

Brian P. Fitzmaurice; U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Community Planning and Development, Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, 451 7th Street, SW, Room 7266, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Phone: 202-402-4080

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The criteria for selecting proposals will be listed under each Notice of Fund Availability.

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