The following documents provide reference information required
to correctly calculate tenant income and housing subsidy payments
and reduce errors.
This notice provides supplemental guidance to PHAs in
implementing the new student eligibility restrictions, as published
in the December 30, 2005 final rule. The final rule implemented
a new law that restricts individuals who are (1) enrolled at an
institution of higher education (i.e., students), under the age
of 24,not a veteran, unmarried, and do not have a dependent child,
and (2)seeking assistance under section 8 of the United States
Housing Act of 1937 (section 8 assistance) in their individual
capacity (that is,separately from their parents) from receiving
section 8 assistance if neither the student nor the student's
parents are income eligible.
This publication serves as a tool for use in the verification
process of family income. The basis of this guidance comes from
HUD regulations found at 24 CFR Parts 5, 903, 960, 982, applicable
to the Public Housing and the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.
This Notice highlights the importance of timely and
accurate income and rent determinations by Public Housing Agencies
(PHAs) and the consequences for failure to identify and correct
income and rent determination deficiencies.
The Public Housing Occupancy Guidebook is designed to assist
HUD and PHA staff with a range of issues related to public housing
occupancy, rent and income determinations, and up-front income
Relevant sections of the PH guidebook, as they relate to the
Chapter 7: Verification Standards
Chapter 10: Income and Program Rents
Chapter 12: Annual Reexaminations of Income and Family Circumstances
Chapter 13: Interim Rent Adjustments
Chapter 14: Utilities
The Housing Choice Voucher Program Guidebook advises public
housing agencies (PHAs) and other organizations providing services
to PHAs in the administration of tenant-based subsidy programs.
Providing guidance on program eligibility, calculation of annual
and adjusted income, and tenant rent, the Guide defines the
roles and responsibilities of HUD, the PHA, and tenant families.
To view sections of the HCV guidebook, as they relate to RHIIP,
click on a chapter below:
This notice emphasizes timely, accurate, and fair income
and rent determinations by PHAs. By providing guidance on income
calculations and rent determinations, up-front techniques to verify
income, and tips for improving income integrity, PIH seeks to ensure
that PHAs and residents are in compliance with required statutes
This rule implements changes to the admission and occupancy
requirements for the public housing and Section 8 assisted housing
programs made by the Quality
Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998. It includes new
provisions for determining income and rent, conducting regular and
interim examinations, and verifying family information in public
housing and Section 8 housing assistance programs.