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.
Fiscal Year 2016: The program served 19,300 families. Fiscal Year 2017: The program projects to serve 18,486 families. Fiscal Year 2018: The program projects to serve 17,676 families.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Provides housing assistance payments to participating owners on behalf of eligible tenants to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing for very low income families at rents they can afford.
Housing assistance payments are used to make up the difference between the approved rent due to the owner for the dwelling unit and the occupant family's required contribution towards rent.
Assisted families must pay the highest of 30 percent of their monthly adjusted family income, 10 percent of gross family income, or the portion of welfare assistance designated for housing toward rent.
This program is inactive, i.e., no new projects are being approved.
An authorized Public Housing Agency (any State, county, municipality or other governmental entity or public body (or agency or instrumentality thereof).
Very low income families (whose income does not exceed 50 percent of the median income for the area as determined by the Secretary with adjustments for smaller and larger families) and, on an exception basis, lower income families (whose income does not exceed 80 percent of the median income for the area adjusted for small and large families). A very low income or, on an exception basis, lower income single person who is elderly, disabled or handicapped, displaced, or the remaining member of an eligible tenant family is also eligible.
This program is no longer funded for new applications and awards. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. No applications for new projects are being accepted.
No applications for new projects are being accepted.
Housing Act of 1937; Consolidated Appropriations Act 2017, Public Law 114-113.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Eligible owners may request a one-year Housing Assistance Payments Contract renewal. Requests must be made at least 75 days prior to Contract expiration.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title 24 CFR. This program has no matching requirements. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Under the Moderate Rehabilitation Program, payments may be made for 180 days. Assistance may be extended for 12 months at a time when an eligible owner requests a Housing Assistance Payments Contract renewal. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are disbursed monthly.
Post Assistance Requirements
Supporting Data for Annual Contributions Estimates, HUD Form 52672; Estimate of Total Required Annual Supporting Data for Annual Contributions Estimates, HUD Form 52672; Estimate of Total Required Annual Contributions, HUD Form 52673; and Requisition for Partial Payment of Annual Contributions, HUD Form 52663; Voucher for Payment of Annual Contributions and Operating Statement, HUD Form 52681 and 52681-B; Report on Program Utilization, HUD Form 52683; Family Report, HUD Form 50058.
Cash reports are not applicable.
Progress reports are not applicable.
Voucher for Payment of Annual Contributions and Operating Statement, HUD Form 52681 and 52681-B;.
Performance monitoring is 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. Periodic fiscal, occupancy, general management and maintenance audits.
Those necessary to indicate compliance with Annual Contributions Contract/Housing Assistance Payments Contract.
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 16 $107,177,925; FY 17 est $71,200,000; and FY 18 est $71,200,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$4,426 to $19,549,245: Average of $1,135,021.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
24 CFR Part 882; Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program, Existing Housing and Moderate Rehabilitation Processing Handbook, 7420.3; PHA Administrative Practices Handbook for the Section 8 Existing Housing Program, 7420.7; Accounting Handbook 7420.6; Section 8 Rental Certificate, Rental Voucher, and Moderate Rehabilitation Programs Forms, Legal Contracts and Publications, Handbook 7420.7; PIH Notice 2001-13.
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. The HUD Office listed in the Catalog Address Appendix IV has jurisdiction over the area in which the dwellings are to be located.
Becky Primeaux 451 7th Street, S.W., Room 4210, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Becky.L.Primeaux@hud.gov Phone: (202) 708.6050
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