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Multifamily Housing's Participation in the Rental Housing Integrity Improvement Project (RHIIP) Initiative

The Rental Housing Integrity Improvement Project (RHIIP) is in response to one item on the President's Management Agenda. The objective of RHIIP is to reduce errors in the administration of HUD's rental assistance funds by taking actions that better assure the "right benefits go to the right persons." To help obtain that objective, HUD has created the Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) System for Multifamily Housing Program Users.

Instructional Packet for Owners and Agents for Implementing the Refinement of Income and Rent Determination Requirements in Public and Assisted Housing Programs: Implementation of EIV-Amendments; Final Rule.

The enclosures described in the letter you will soon receive from your HUD Program Center Director which will assist you in complying with the mandatory use of EIV and the revised SSN disclosure and verification requirements of the final rule can be found here.

Improper Payments

The Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act (IPERA), Public Law 111-204, signed into law by the President on July 22, 2010 amends the Improper Payments Information Act (IPIA) of 2002 (Public Law 107-300), and repeals the Recovery Auditing Act (Section 831 of the FY 2002 Defense Authorization Act, Public Law 107-107).  Under the IPERA, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) implementing guidance in Appendix C of Circular A-123, agencies are to assess all programs and activities they administer and identify those that may be susceptible to significant improper payments.  Where the risk of improper payments is assessed as potentially significant, agencies are required to estimate the annual amount of improper payments and report the estimates in their annual report (PAR or AFR) to OMB, along with plans and targets to reduce improper payments.

Executive Order (EO) 13520 – Reducing Improper Payments, issued on November 20, 2009, further aims to reduce improper payments in high-priority programs by boosting transparency, holding agencies accountable for reducing improper payments, examining and creating incentives for states and other entities to reduce improper payments, and increasing penalties for contractors who fail to timely disclose improper payments.  HUD has one high-priority program, the Rental Housing Assistance Programs (RHAP), i.e., Public Housing, Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers and Moderate Rehabilitation, and Owner-administered Project-based Assistance Programs, under EO 13520.  HUD’s RHAP was assessed as being at high risk of significant improper payment levels.  The RHAP is administered by the Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) and the Office of Housing.

As required by the President's Executive Order, HUD reports the following information on the new Payment Accuracy website.

 Listserv-Multifamily RHIIP Tips

 - Multifamily RHIIP Tips--Introductory Letter from DAS
 - RHIIP Archives


 - EIV & You
 - RHIIP & You

Handbook's Notices and Related Materials

 - Occupancy Requirements of Subsidized Multifamily Housing Programs Handbook,
4350.3 Rev-1
, Change 4
 - Crosswalk Between HUD Handbook 4350.3 and HUD Handbook 4350.3 REV-1
 - New Policies of the Occupancy Handbook (Change 3)
 - Handbook Summary for Owners (10/2003)
 - Handbook Summary for Tenants (10/2003)
 - Questions and Answers about 4350.3 Rev-1 (8/2007)
 - Rent and Income Determination Quality Control Monitoring Guide
 - Special Claims Processing Guide Frequently Asked Questions
 - HUD Housing Notice H2012-11 State Lifetime Sex Offender Registration
 - HUD Model Lease forms (HUD-90105-a through 90105-d including translated formats)
 - HUD Model leases Questions and Answers
 - What Lease do I use?
 - HUD forms requirement matrix

 Eligibility of Students for Section 8

 - Federal Register Notice: Eligibility of Students for Assisted Housing Under Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937; Final Rule, Dec. 30, 2005
 - Federal Register Notice: Eligibility of Students for Assisted Housing Under Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937; Supplementary Guidance, April 10, 2006
 - Student Eligibility Restrictions - Qs & As

 Interview Techniques 

 - A Guide to Interviewing for Owners of HUD Subsidized Multifamily Housing Projects

 Information Sheets

 Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage:

 - Housing Notice H-20013-06, "Income calculation and verification guidance regarding the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan - Part D Program"
 - Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage

 RHIIP General Information:

 - RHIIP Information Sheet for Contract Administrators
 - RHIIP Information Sheet for HUD Field Staff
 - RHIIP Information Sheet for Owners
 - RHIIP Information Sheet for Tenants

 Other Information Sheets:

 - Fact Sheets on how rents are determined
 - Multifamily Housing Automation Rule 03
 - Fraud Pamphlet

RHIIP Support and Training

 - Mandatory Use of EIV Final Rule
 - EIV Monitoring for HUD/CA Staff Conference Call on4/22/08
 - General RHIIP Presentation
 - Help Desk Representatives
 - RHIIP Training & Seminar Calendar of Events (March and April)
 - Occupancy Training Manual
 - RHIIP Case Study Training

  RHIIP Publications 

 - RHIIP Newsletter, Fall 2007/Winter 2008
 - RHIIP Newsletter, Fall 2005/Winter 2006
 - RHIIP Newsletter, Spring/Summer 2005
 - RHIIP Newsletter, Winter 2005
 - RHIIP Newsletter, Fall 2004
 - RHIIP Newsletter, Spring 2004
 - RHIIP Newsletter, Winter 2004
 - RHIIP Newsletter, Summer 2003
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