As we reported earlier this week, HUD has issued two notices concerning changes to the flat rent rule included in the fiscal year (FY) 2015 appropriations act: an interim rule published Tuesday, and Notice PIH 2015-13, published Wednesday. The notices offer PHAs two methods for setting flat rents at a lower level than 80 percent of the applicable fair market rent (FMR): by utilizing an FMR for a smaller geographic area, or by requesting an exception flat rent from HUD.
Yesterday HUD posted Notice PIH 2015-13, "Changes to Flat Rent Requirements — FY 2015 Appropriations Act." The nine-page notice follows Tuesday’s publication of the interim rule on "Streamlining Administrative Regulations for Public Housing: Revisions to Public Housing Flat Rents." In addition to providing supplemental guidance and clarification on the interim rule, yesterday's notice replaces Notice PIH 2014-12.
Today in the Federal Register, HUD published an interim rule titled "Streamlining Administrative Regulations for Public Housing: Revisions to Public Housing Flat Rents." The interim rule provides PHAs with increased flexibility in setting flat rents, as reflected in the 2015 appropriations act. Today’s rule amends the requirements of the 2014 appropriations act implemented by Notice PIH 2014-12.
Today in the Federal Register, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published an interim rule that does not affect the regulations governing the public housing and housing choice voucher (HCV) programs but should be of interest to PHAs. Here’s the summary: