Late yesterday HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) issued Notice PIH 2015-04, announcing the expiration of four temporary streamlining options. The temporary options were first announced in Notice PIH 2013-03, and were extended through March 31, 2015 under Notice PIH 2013-26. Today’s notice announces that the temporary compliance options will expire as scheduled and that HUD will not be providing a further extension.
The options available under temporary compliance assistance were:
- Use of actual past income
- Family self-certification for assets worth up to $5,000
- Streamlined annual reexaminations for elderly and disabled families on fixed incomes
- PHA approval of exception payment standards up to 120 percent of fair market rent
As explained in the new notice, all four of the options are included in HUD’s January 6 streamlining proposed rule. Any or all of the options may be made permanent when a final rule is published. Meanwhile, PHAs may request regulatory waivers for good cause pursuant to Notice PIH 2013-20.
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