In a document emailed Wednesday, HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) informed PHAs that funding for the first month of calendar year (CY) 2015 should be available in eLOCCS by January 1 at the latest. PIH based the first round of 2015 funding on 82.35 percent of estimated project eligibility levels for CY 2015. The email includes a couple of important messages for PHAs:
On Tuesday HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) issued Notice PIH 2014-19 to provide instructions for the calculation of 2015 operating subsidy eligibility. The content of the notice is similar to the content of last year’s notice on the same subject (PIH 2013-16), but it’s not identical. For this reason, we recommend a close reading of the entire text. A few new and noteworthy additions:
Many PHAs are asking, "What does the shutdown mean to our agency and the families we serve?" Yesterday, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) posted a 67-page contingency plan which provides some guidance to PHAs on the impacts of a lapse in appropriations due to the federal government shutdown.