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Q&A: Underpaid subsidies due to PHA error

Posted by NMA on Feb 1, 2016 12:03:48 PM

underpaid subsidiesQUESTION    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?

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Topics: Outsourcing, PIH notices, Program Management, Q&A, Recertification, Rent Calculation

PIH issues guidance on new flat rent requirements

Posted by BEMuser on May 21, 2014 3:19:48 PM

Yesterday HUD's Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) issued Notice PIH 2014-12 to provide implementation guidance for the new flat rent requirements in the 2014 appropriations act, which stipulates that PHAs must set flat rents at no less than eighty percent of the applicable HUD-determined fair market rent (FMR).

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Topics: Appropriations, Flat Rent, FMR, HERA, PIH notices, Recertification, Rent Calculation, Rent Reasonableness, Utilities

Working with sequestration in the public housing program: Tip #18

Posted by NMA on May 10, 2013 9:26:51 AM

Cara Gillette

While public housing funding for May is now at an 82% proration level (up from 79% in April), sequestration is still in effect, and Congress shows no inclination to reverse it any time soon.

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Topics: Budget Cuts, Recertification, Sequestration, Utilities

Working with sequestration in the public housing program: Tip #16

Posted by NMA on May 8, 2013 1:57:22 PM

Cara Gillette

While public housing funding for May is now at an 82% proration level (up from 79% in April), sequestration is still in effect, and Congress shows no inclination to reverse it any time soon.

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Topics: Budget Cuts, Quality Control, Recertification, SEMAP, Sequestration

Working with sequestration in the HCV program: Part IV

Posted by NMA on Apr 22, 2013 10:12:34 AM

Teri RobertsonSequester or no sequester, housing authorities have a business to run. And a complicated business it is! The HCV and public housing programs have so many moving parts — and so many regulatory requirements — that it has to be one of the most demanding businesses to be in. Reduced funding simply makes a challenging job that much more challenging.

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Topics: Budget Cuts, FMR, Recertification, Rent Reasonableness, Sequestration, Utilities

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