Lower Income Housing Assistance Program_Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation

To aid very low income families in obtaining decent, safe and sanitary rental housing.


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 - The HUD Office listed in the Catalog Address Appendix IV has jurisdiction over the area in which the dwellings are to be located.


Program Accomplishments

Approximately 28,000 units are available for occupancy or receiving subsidies under this program.

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.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

No applications for new projects are being accepted.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

No applications for new projects are being accepted.

Award Procedures

No applications for new projects are being accepted.

Deadlines

None.

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.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

None.

Appeals

None.

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 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.

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

86-0303-0-1-604; 86-0319-0-1-604.

Obigations

FY 07 Reported under 14.157; FY 08 est Reported under 14.157; and FY 09 est Reported under 14.157.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Amount necessary to lease units and cover related administration, management, maintenance and operating expenses including utilities.

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.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

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

Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing and Voucher Programs, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC 20410. Telephone: (202) 402-0477. Use the same number for FTS.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

None.



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