NAHMA HUD Update: HUD Publishes Implementation Notice for FY18 HCV Funding Provisions; Registration of Interest for HUD-VASH Vouchers

NAHMA HUD Update: HUD Publishes Implementation Notice for FY18 HCV Funding Provisions; Registration of Interest for HUD-VASH Vouchers

Recently, HUD published updates on the implementation of FY18 funding provisions for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, and on registration of interest for HUD-VASH vouchers.

  1. Implementation of the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2018 Funding Provisions for the Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) Appropriations Act enacted in March establishes the allocation methodology for calculating housing assistance payment (HAP) renewal funds, new incremental vouchers, and administrative fees.

HUD’s implementation notice provides information on how HUD calculates renewal funding for each PHA’s HCV program, including HAP Renewal Funding, Tenant Protection Vouchers (TPV), Administrative Fees, Mainstream Program, Tribal HUD-VASH Renewals, Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), and the Family Unification Program (FUP).

HUD’s Notice encourages PHAs to pay particular attention to the set-aside funding provisions (listed in Section 5 and Attachment A). Notice PIH 2018-09 is available online here.

  1. Registration of Interest for HUD-VASH Vouchers

The FY18 Appropriations Act provides funding to support approximately 5,000 new HUD-VASH vouchers, which are administered in partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to enable homeless veterans and their families to access affordable housing with an array of supportive services.

HUD Notice PIH 2018-07 seeks to identify PHAs with interest in receiving new HUD-VASH awards. HUD will award tenant-based HUD-VASH to self-identified, interested PHAs based on geographic need. Registrations of Interest are due to HUD by midnight on July 2, 2018. The Notice is available online here.

Separately, HUD today published a Federal Register Notice consolidating all Tribal HUD-VASH program requirements and establishing procedures for issuing renewal funding. The Notice is available online here.