Redline of Proposed Revisions to Chapter 9 of the Section 8 Renewal Policy Guidebook

Redline of Proposed Revisions to Chapter 9 of the Section 8 Renewal Policy Guidebook

Please find below a redline of the proposed changes to Chapter 9, Section 8 Renewal Policy Guidebook addressing Rent Comparability Studies. The redline shows the original text and the proposed revisions, which are intended to provide greater clarity in the renewal process and address issues not covered in the current chapter on which MFH has received questions. Please also find attached a memorandum from Deputy Assistant Secretary Ethan Handelman explaining the policy changes and a response worksheet to submit feedback.

The Redline of Proposed Revisions to Chapter 9, Section 8 Renewal Policy Guidebook can be found here.

The Proposed Revisions to Chapter 9, Section 8 Renewal Policy Guidebook can be found here.

Please note that if you would like NAHMA to submit comments on the proposed changes, members should provide NAHMA staff comments by May 19, 2022.  Members can also submit their feedback individually to HUD via email at:

We will be discussing the proposed changes on our next NAHMA Members Conference call on Thursday, May 12 at 1:00 PM (EST).