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14.856 Lower Income Housing Assistance Program_Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation

FEDERAL AGENCY:

PUBLIC AND INDIAN HOUSING, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

AUTHORIZATION:

Housing Act of 1937, Public Law 75-412, 42 U.S.C.1401-1435, as amended; Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, Public Law 93-383, 88 Stat. 662, 42 U.S.C. 1437f; Supplemental Housing Authorization Act of 1977, Public Law 95-24, 91 Stat. 53; Housing and Community Development Act of 1977, Public Law 95- 128, 91 Stat. 1111; Housing and Community Development Amendments of 1978, as amended, Public Law 95-557, 92 Stat. 2080; Housing and Community Development Amendments of 1979, Public Law 96-153, 93 Stat. 1121; Housing and Community Development Act of 1980, Public Law 96-399, 94 Stat. 1614; Housing and Community Development Amendments of 1981, Public Law 97-35; Housing and Urban-Rural Recovery Act of 1983, Public Law 100-242; Housing and Community Development Act of 1987, Public Law 101-235; Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989; Housing Opportunity Program Extension Act of 1996, Public Law 104-120; Multifamily Assisted Housing Reform and Affordability Act of 1997, Public Law 105-65.
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To aid very low income families in obtaining decent, safe and sanitary rental housing.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Direct Payments for Specified Use.
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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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   An authorized Public Housing Agency (any State, county, municipality or other governmental entity or public body (or agency or instrumentality thereof).

Beneficiary Eligibility:   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.

Credentials/Documentation:   This program is no longer funded for new applications and awards.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   The Chief Executive Officer of the unit of general local government in which the proposed housing was to be carried out had an opportunity to comment on the proposed housing, or provide information concerning the need for housing assistance and the availability of local facilities and public services to serve the proposed housing. The cover letter invited a response within 30 days. This program is excluded from coverage under Executive Order 12372. No applications for new projects are being accepted.

Application Procedure:   Submit an Application for Housing Assistance Payments Program (Form HUD-52515A), Moderate Rehabilitation. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. No applications for new projects are being accepted.

Award Procedure:   No applications for new projects are being accepted.

Deadlines:   None.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   Not applicable.

Appeals:   Not applicable.

Renewals:   Eligible owners may request a one year Housing Assistance Payments Contract renewal. Requests must be made at least 75 days prior to Contract expiration.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   There are no matching requirements. 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.

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.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   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; Balance Sheet for Section 8 and Public Housing, HUD Form 52595; Report on Program Utilization, HUD Form 52683; Family Report, HUD Form 50058.

Audits:   Periodic fiscal, occupancy, general management and maintenance audits.

Records:   Those necessary to indicate compliance with Annual Contributions Contract/Housing Assistance Payments Contract.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:   86-0164-0-1-604.

Obligations:   (Outlays) Not separately identifiable.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  
$4,426 to $19,549,245: Average of $1,135,021.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
To date, a total of 50,000 units are available for occupancy or receiving subsidies under this program.

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.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

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.

Headquarters Office:   Becky Primeaux 451 7th Street, S.W., Room 4210, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Becky.L.Primeaux@hud.gov Phone: (202) 708.6050

Web Site Address:  
http://www.hud.gov/progdesc/pihindx.html

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Not applicable.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Not applicable.

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