In any rental housing endeavor — whether public housing or private rental housing — occupancy is the lifeblood of the business. Your agency cannot collect rent on an unoccupied unit; nor can it receive subsidy from HUD for those units, generally speaking. In light of ever-decreasing public housing subsidy, it's essential to keep your units filled.
The Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) is HUD's method for assigning objective ratings to public housing agencies (PHAs). Most PHAs are scored under SEMAP every year (small, non-troubled agencies are scored every two years).
All PHAs have to report at least 95% of their VMS unit count to IMS/PIC through the form 50058. In order to successfully gauge your performance with PIC reporting, you'll need: