Families participating in the housing choice voucher (HCV) program of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana will soon have a new program administrator. Nan McKay and Associates (NMA) will begin administering the Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish (HAJP)'s HCV program as of October 1, 2018. Jefferson Parish is the second largest parish in Louisiana, with a population of about half a million people.
In a press release last week, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a prepublication copy of the final rule streamlining administrative regulations for the housing choice voucher (HCV), project-based voucher (PBV), public housing, HOME, and multifamily (PBRA) housing programs. The streamlining final rule combines changes in the 2014 and 2015 appropriations acts, elements of HUD’s 2013 temporary compliance options, and other streamlining changes. It will become effective 30 days after publication in the Federal Register.
Topics: Appropriations, Blended Occupancy, Books and Revision Services, EID, Eligibility, Fair Housing, Final Rule, Hearing Officer, HQS, MHS, Notice PIH 2013-03, Occupancy, PBRA, PBV, Program Management, RAD, Rent Calculation, Streamlining
QUESTION It’s recently come to my agency’s attention that some of our clients have been paying too much rent. This was due to a calculation glitch and applies to both public housing (PH) residents and participants in the housing choice voucher (HCV) program.
We’ve fixed the error, but what about subsidy underpayments for past months? The monthly underpayments are small amounts but the error existed for several years. Does the PHA have to repay these amounts to our clients? If the agency retains documents for three years, can we limit repayments to the three-year period?
Once again, as we head towards the end of the year, we look back to see which blog posts were the most popular. In 2014, the hot topic was the appropriations act and its related notices, which included the implementation of biennial inspections and new flat rent requirements.
Thank you to everyone who joined us at the NMA and GoSection8 Housing Conference last week in Chicago. To view a gallery of photos from the event, go here. I’d like to extend a warm thank-you to our generous sponsors, GoSection8, HAI Group and HousingHub, COTG, Aurico, and National Credit Reporting, who helped make the conference a truly special event.