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Community Development and Housing News: December 12, 2022

With the end of the year approaching, HUD has been posting information on closing out 2022 and starting 2023.

Recent News

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PIH Issues Notice on the Rate Reduction Incentive in Public Housing

Notice PIH 2022-34 provides guidance on the use and eligibility of the Rate Reduction Incentive (RRI), replacing guidance from 2019 and supplementing information in the current Energy Performance Contracting, Utility Partnership Program, and Operating Fund grant processing notices. Read notice


PIH Issues Notice on CARES Act OpFund Closeout Procedures

Notice PIH 2022-35 outlines requirements relevant to CARES Act supplemental operating funds for PHAs administering public housing programs. PHAs now have until April 30, 2023 to liquidate CARES Act obligations; find additional details in the notice. Read notice


PIH Issues Notice on 2023 Operating Fund Grant Eligibility Calculations

In Notice PIH 2022-36, HUD’s Office of PIH 1.) provides instructions for PHAs on calculating Operating Subsidy grants for calendar year 2023 and 2.) establishes submission deadlines. Changes for this year include detailed utility documentation requirements for the UEL, removal of EPC incentives in response to late submissions, and removal of “other” as a utility category and unit of measure. Read notice


HUD Posts 2022 RAD Rents for Use in 2023

HUD has posted the 2022 RAD Rents, which are used to determine the initial contract rents in the Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contract for public housing properties converting under RAD. Download the spreadsheet under “RAD What’s New” on HUD’s RAD webpages. Visit RAD page


HUD Awards $30 Million to Fund ROSS Service Coordinators to Support Needs of Public and Indian Housing Residents

The ROSS-SC awards will go to 111 organizations, including PHAs, tribal housing entities, resident associations, and nonprofits to fund 135 service coordinator positions. HUD has raised the maximum salary for service coordinators, added digital including to areas of need, and made direct services an eligible expense where service provider gaps exist. Read article

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