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Section 202 Conversion

Mandatory Conversion is the removal from the public housing inventory of distressed developments that cost more to operate and modernize under ACC than Section 8 rental assistance, and can not be reasonably revitalized, and the provision of Section 8 to residents. Mandatory conversion was implemented under Section 202 of Omnibus Consolidated Rescissions and Appropriations Act of 1996.

Section 202 was rescinded under the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998. This new legislation covered similar actions as part of the following amendments to the 1937 Housing Act:

 - Required Conversion, implementing Section 33 of the housing Act of 1937
 - Voluntary Conversion, implementing Section 22 of the housing Act of 1937

Section 202 is now only applicable to those HA's with approved conversion plans that are still in the process of implementation. SAC is monitoring the implementation of previously approved programs. If you have any questions please contact SAC Management.