PIH publishes final rule removing certificate program from the regs
Today in the Federal Register, HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) published a final rule removing obsolete references to the Section 8 certificate program from the regulations.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reviewed its regulations to identify regulations that are ‘‘outmoded, ineffective, insufficient or excessively burdensome.’’
Following its review, HUD determined that the certificate program regulations are obsolete and unnecessary because they govern a program that has been consolidated into another program, the housing choice voucher (HCV) program. This rule also makes minor editorial corrections to the regulations.
Today's final rule standardizes the definitions of absorption, administrative plan, admission, applicant, budget authority, continuously assisted, housing quality standards (HQS), merger date, program, receiving PHA, and utility reimbursement. The rule affects the regulations in 24 CFR Part 982. It will become effective on March 19, 2015.