The purpose of this guidebook is to advise public housing agencies
(PHAs) and other organizations providing services to PHAs, regarding
the administrative and program requirements of required and voluntary
conversions under Sections 33 and 22 of the U.S. Housing Act of
1937 (Act). This guide summarizes the responsibilities and requirements
that PHAs must comply with to convert their public housing stock
to tenant-based assistance under Section 8 of the Act. This guide
is intended to assist PHAs in assessing the future viability of
their public housing stock and in planning appropriate actions for
the use of that stock. This guide includes an historical overview
of the conversion programs and provides detailed program requirements
on both the required and voluntary conversion programs. This guide
is not a substitute for the Act or HUD's rules governing conversions.
It is a practical guide to assist PHAs in their ultimate utilization
of the conversion programs.
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