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14.850 Public and Indian Housing
PUBLIC AND INDIAN HOUSING, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Housing Act of 1937, as amended, Public Law 93-383, 42 U.S.C. 1439.
To provide and operate cost-effective, decent, safe and affordable dwellings for lower income families through an authorized local Public Housing Agency (PHA).
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Operating subsidy funds are provided to PHAs to achieve and maintain adequate operating and maintenance service and reserve funds. Funds are made to PHAs based on the extent to which their projected total allowable expenses exceed their projected income from rents and other sources. Projected expenses are based on an Operating Fund formula which calculates the cost of operating an average unit in a particular kind of building in a specific region of the country, plus average utility costs. Several public housing capital programs previously funded out of this program, including public housing development and major reconstruction of obsolete public housing projects, have been consolidated with public housing modernization under the Public Housing Capital Fund (14.872).
Applicant Eligibility: Public Housing Agencies established in accordance with State law are eligible. The proposed program must be approved by the local governing body. Pursuant to the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996, Indian Housing Authorities (IHAs) are no longer eligible for funding under the US Housing Act (of 1937) or the Indian Housing Act.
Pre-application Coordination: Execution of Cooperative Agreement between local government and local PHA. Sites are subject to review by the chief executive officer of the unit of local government in accordance with Section 213 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. An environmental assessment pursuant to NEPA is required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. Projects approved after September 30, 1986, are covered under OMB Circular No. A-102, except those provisions of the circular which OMB has granted waivers.
Formula and Matching Requirements: Funds are provided to PHAs to cover the capital cost of a project. Additional operating subsidies are available to maintain adequate operating and maintenance services and reserve funds. There are no matching requirements; however an indirect local contribution results from the difference between full local property taxes and payments in lieu of taxes (PILOT) made by local PHAs. This program has maintenance of effort (MOE) requirements, (see funding agency for further details).
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Annual Operating Budget; periodic occupancy and financial reports.
Account Identification: 86-0163-0-1-604.
In fiscal year 2001, the Department made available approximately $3.15 billion in operating subsidies for approximately 1,221,000 public housing units. No development was funded under this program; such development of new or replacement units that did occur was primarily financed with funds from the modernization accounts (14.852 and 14.859) or HOPE VI (14.866).
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
24 CFR 990, 24 CFR 941, Handbook 7417.1 (Rev.-1) (Public Housing-Development Handbook), Handbook 7465.1 Rev-2. (Public Housing Occupancy: Admission).
Regional or Local Office: See Regional Agency Offices. HUD Field Office listed in the Catalog Address Appendix IV that has jurisdiction over the area in which the dwellings are to be located.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: