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2008 Notices, Rules and Regulations

Overview

Below is a list of PIH notices which provide guidance, extensions, instructions, clarifications, announcements and other policy information.

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2008 Notices

NoticeIssued/ExpiresPurpose
PIH 2008-47

 -   Total Development Cost Limits
Issued: Dec. 22, 2008
Expires: Dec. 31, 2009
The purpose of this Notice is to:
 -   Explain procedures for establishing public housing development cost limits;
 -   Transmit the updated schedule of unit TDC limits for 2008.
PIH 2008-46 (HA)Issued: Dec. 10, 2008
Expires: Dec. 31, 2009
The purpose of this Notice is to advise executive directors of PHAs that the Department is requiring them (or an authorized subordinate staff person) to certify to the accuracy of the data PHAs have submitted to HUD in the Inventory Management System/Public Housing Information Center (IMS/PIC) system that the Department will use to calculate the formula for allocating Capital Fund grants.
PIH 2008-45Issued: Dec. 10, 2008
Expires: Dec. 31, 2009
These operating requirements set forth the policies and procedures for the Disaster Housing Assistance Program-Ike (DHAP-Ike) case management services. DHAP-Ike is a HUD-FEMA initiative to provide monthly rental assistance, case management services, and security deposit and utility deposit assistance for certain families displaced from their homes by Hurricane Ike. [...]
PIH 2008-44 (HA)Issued: Dec. 4, 2008
Expires: Dec. 31, 2009
This Notice renews with unsubstantial modifications, Notice PIH 2006-41, which expired on December 31, 2007. The notice explains the procedures public housing agencies (PHAs) are required to use for verifying social security benefits of applicants, participants and household members at the time of application for rental assistance programs and during mandatory reexamination of household income, respectively.
PIH 2008-43Issued: Dec. 3, 2008
Expires: Dec. 31, 2009
This notice provides guidance on public housing agency (PHA) administrative responsibilities related to portability moves. In addition to reviewing the administrative responsibilities of the initial PHA and the receiving PHA, the notice describes the conditions that must exist in order for a PHA to deny a family's request under the portability procedures as a result of insufficient funding in accordance with 24 CFR part 982.314(e)(1). This notice also sets forth the penalties that will be imposed on PHAs that deny family requests to move on the basis of ?982.314(e)(1) if the conditions necessary to deny the move on the basis of insufficient funding do not exist.
 -   [Revised] PIH 2008-42 (ONAP)

 -   PIH 2008-42 (ONAP)
Issued: Dec. 24, 2008
Expires: Dec. 31, 2009
This Notice extends Notice PIH-2007-32, same subject, which will expire on November 30, 2008, for another year until December 31, 2009. Notice 2007-32 provides guidance on the use of the LOCCS system for the IHBG program. LOCCS is a payment system used by varying HUD programs that provides grant recipients a system for requesting funds while providing ONAP a method to establish payment thresholds and review grant payment history. The extension of the Notice adds a reference to another PIH Notice regarding investments of IHBG funds.
PIH 2008-41 (HA)Issued: Nov. 13, 2008
Expires: Nov. 30, 2009
This Notice does the following:
 -   Announces the availability of a revised PHA Five-Year and Annual Plan template (form HUD-50075 approved April 2008), a PHA Certifications of Compliance with the PHA Plans and Related Regulations (form HUD-50077), a revised Annual Statement/Performance and Evaluation Report (form HUD-50075.1) and a revised Capital Fund Program Five-Year Action Plan (form HUD-50075.2).
 -   Clarifies the transition to new project numbers that took place in April of 2008 in accordance with PIH Notice 2007-28; and
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PIH 2008-40 (HA)Issued: Nov. 4, 2008
Expires: Nov. 30, 2009
This notice clarifies the exclusion of kinship care payments. Payments made on behalf of a related child to the tenant household are excluded from income certifications pursuant to 24 CFR 5.609(c)(2).
PIH 2008-39 (HA) Issued: Nov. 3, 2008
Expires: Nov. 30, 2009
This Notice announces that certain changes are being implemented in the submission and processing of data in the VMS. No changes are being made in the data that is collected.
PIH 2008-38 (HA)Issued: Oct. 14, 2008
Expires: Oct. 31, 2009
These operating requirements set forth the policies and procedures for the Disaster Housing Assistance Program-Ike (DHAP-Ike). DHAP-Ike is a HUD-FEMA initiative to provide monthly rental assistance, case management services, security deposit and utility deposit assistance for certain families displaced from their homes by Hurricanes Ike or Gustav. [...]
PIH 2008-37 (HA)Issued: Oct. 14, 2008
Expires: Oct. 31, 2009
The purpose of this Notice is to inform those public housing agencies (PHAs) that were awarded HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) vouchers on or after May 6, 2008 (which will further be referred to in this Notice as initial PHAs) of the reporting requirements related to this program in order to track its success. These reporting requirements, which will also apply to receiving PHAs in portability cases, are essential to the coordination of data between HUD and the Department of Veterans Affairs and to ensure that the vouchers remain available upon turnover. Public and Indian Housing Information Center (PIC) reporting requirements were initially [...]
PIH 2008-36 (HA)Issued: Oct. 1, 2008
Expires: Oct. 31, 2009
This notice informs DVP administering public housing agencies (PHAs) that the DVP has been extended beyond the previously projected end date of September 30, 2008, for all pre-disaster public housing, project-based and pre-disaster homeless and special needs housing families currently receiving DVP assistance.
PIH 2008-35 (HA)Issued: Aug. 20, 2008
Expires: Aug. 31, 2009
This Notice applies to public housing agencies (PHAs) who are applying to HUD under the voluntary conversion program of Section 22 of the 1937 Housing Act and 24 CFR 972.
PIH 2008-34 (TDHEs)

Related Attachment:
 -   Total Development Cost Limits
Issued: Aug. 20, 2008
Expires: Aug. 31, 2009
This Notice supersedes Notice PIH 2007-11 (TDHEs), same subject, dated April 30, 2007. This Notice transmits the updated schedule for the maximum amount of funds, from all sources, that may be used for affordable housing under NAHASDA. The requirement for the development and implementation of these limits is found at 24 CFR 1000.156 through 1000.162 of the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) regulations published in the Federal Register on September 28, 2001, and effective October 29, 2001.
PIH 2008-33 (HA)Issued: Aug. 13, 2008
Expires: Aug. 31, 2009
This notice provides public housing agencies (PHAs) with instructions for operating subsidy calculation submissions in Calendar Year (CY) 2009 as funded from Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2009 appropriations.
PIH 2008-32 (ONAP)Issued: Aug. 8, 2008
Expires: Aug. 31, 2009
This Notice reissues, with minor edits, Notice PIH 2006-19, of the same subject. It serves to clarify the requirements for recipient inspection of housing assisted under NAHASDA and housing assisted under the United States Housing Act of 1937. The purpose of this Notice is to clarify the frequency, reporting requirements, and the expiration of inspection requirements for housing units under the control of Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) recipients. HUD has received questions concerning the applicability of inspection requirements found in Section 403(b) of NAHASDA regarding the various types or categories of housing assistance provided and the required frequency of such inspections. It is not the intent of this Notice to define either the content or the scope of inspections of these housing units.
PIH 2008-31 (HA)Issued: July 17, 2008
Expires: July 31, 2009
This notice provides information for public housing agencies (PHAs) that wish to submit documentation of successful conversion to asset management in order to discontinue their reduction in operating subsidy under the Operating Fund Program regulations (24 CFR part 990), commonly referred to as the "stop-loss" provision. This notice applies only to PHAs that: (1) lose funding under the new formula; and (2) wish to submit documentation in accordance with the requirements for Year 3.
PIH 2008-30 (HA)Issued: July 14, 2008
Expires: July 31, 2009
This notice clarifies the exclusion of guardianship care payments available to children exiting the juvenile court system. The payments made on behalf of the related child to the tenant household is excluded from income certifications pursuant to 24 CFR 5.609(c)(2).
PIH 2008-29 (HA)Issued: July 8, 2008
Expires: July 31, 2009
This notice informs DVP administering public housing agencies (PHAs) that the DVP has been extended beyond the previously projected end date of June 30, 2008, for all pre-disaster public housing, project-based and pre-disaster homeless and special needs housing families currently receiving DVP assistance.
PIH 2008-28 (HA)Issued: July 2, 2008
Expires: July 31, 2009
This Notice extends Notice PIH 2007-18, same subject, which will expire on June 30, 2008, for another year until June 30, 2009. Notice PIH 2007-18 extended Notice PIH 2006-26, which in turn extended Notice PIH 2005-24. [...]
PIH 2008-27 (HA)Issued: July 2, 2008
Expires: July 31, 2009
This Notice extends Notice PIH 2007-15 (HA), same subject, which will expire on June 30, 2008, for another year until June 30, 2009. Notice 2007-15 reaffirms the requirements of Public and Indian Housing Programs including the United States Housing Act of 1937, the ACC, and regulations that apply to public housing activities, including mixed-finance development activities. The Notice also assists PHAs in avoiding violations of existing requirements in development transactions with their partners.
PIH 2008-26 (HA)Issued: June 24, 2008
Expires: June 30, 2009
This notice clarifies the exclusion of temporary employment payments by the U.S Census Bureau pursuant to 24 CFR 5.609(c)(9).
PIH 2008-25 (HA)Issued: June 11, 2008
Expires: June 30, 2009
This Notice strongly encourages Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) to use solar, wind and other renewable energy sources, and other "green" construction and rehab techniques whenever they procure for maintenance, construction, or modernization. This Notice defines green building principles for construction practices in Public Housing, identifies the benefits of green construction and rehabilitation practices and products, and identifies expertise that is available to provide valuable assistance for implementing such practices. Properly incorporating green building techniques supports the goals of the President's National Energy Policy by reducing the burden of public housing energy costs while increasing comfort and reducing health risks to public housing residents, and minimizes life-cycle costs.
PIH 2008-24 (HA)Issued: May 29, 2008
Expires: May 31, 2009

This Notice extends Notice PIH 2007-12 (HA), same subject, which will expire on May 31, 2008, for another year until May 31, 2009.

The purpose of this Notice is to inform public housing agencies (PHAs) and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) about Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Reference materials on IPM are located at paragraph seven of this notice. PHAs provide decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing to more than one million families. Pest problems routinely rate as one of the top concerns by residents.

PIH 2008-23 (HA)Issued: May 16, 2008
Expires: May 31, 2009
This notice excludes the one-time IRS economic stimulus payments (tax rebates) from all interim and annual income determinations.
PIH 2008-22 (HA)Issued: April 25, 2008
Expires: April 30, 2009
This Notice serves to reinstate the content of PIH Notice 2006-06 with updates and edits. It provides specific guidance on Energy Performance Contracts (EPCs) with terms up to 20 years, and on subtitle D - Public Housing, Section 151 (2) (B) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (PL 109-58). It also provides specific guidance about how existing energy performance contracts (EPCs) may have their terms extended, through a HUD-approved waiver, from the current 12 years up to 20 years. The energy performance contract may be expanded to develop and implement energy efficiency measures to produce additional cost savings that can reasonably be anticipated to service the debt of the new measures. [...]
PIH 2008-21 (HA)Issued: April 16, 2008
Expires: April 30, 2009
This Notice revises the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) Operating Requirements and provides guidance on the transition process for families that are relocating out of FEMA-provided temporary housing units (i.e., travel trailers) directly into the DHAP ("Phase 3 families"). The Notice further revises the Operating Requirements to suspend the incremental rent transition requirement for all Phase 2 and Phase 3 families through March 1, 2009. [...]
PIH 2008-20 (HA)Issued: April 16, 2008
Expires: April 30, 2009
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a report on over subsidization in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program due to the issuance of vouchers with unit sizes greater than the number of family members. Pursuant to the recommendation of the OIG, the Department is issuing clarifying guidance on the matter of categorization of live-in aides, other reasonable accommodation issues and corresponding data entry into the Public and Indian Housing Information Center (PIC). [...]
PIH 2008-19 (HA)Issued: March 31, 2008
Expires: March 31, 2009
This Notice extends Notice PIH 2007-6 (HA), same subject, which will expire on March 31, 2008, for another year until March 31, 2009. Notice PIH 2007-6 (HA) clarified the circumstances under which HUD will consider a voluntary transfer of budget authority and corresponding baseline units for the Housing Choice Voucher program (including Project-Based Vouchers and Project-Based Certificates) from the divesting Public Housing Agency's Consolidated Annual Contributions Contract (CACC) to the receiving agencies' CACC. It also explained the process and procedures associated with such a transfer.
PIH 2008-18 (HA)Issued: March 27, 2008
Expires: March 31, 2009
The purpose of this notice is to provide an update on the status of the proposed changes to the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) and other related activities. The information contained in this notice should assist public housing agencies (PHAs) as they continue to plan for the conversion to asset management.
PIH 2008-17 (HA)Issued: March 25, 2008
Expires: March 31, 2009
The purpose of this notice is to provide guidance to public housing agencies (PHAs) in the disposition of certain Public Housing Program assets to the Central Office Cost Center (COCC) under public housing asset management.
PIH 2008-16 (HA)Issued: March 25, 2008
Expires: March 31, 2009
Title II of Division K of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, P.L. 110-161, (approved December 26, 2007), contains two asset management provisions. [...]
PIH 2008-15 (HA)Issued: March 20, 2008
Expires: March 31, 2009
This Notice implements the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program funding provisions resulting from enactment of the "Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008", (Public Law 110-161), referred to hereinafter as "the 2008 Act," enacted on December 26, 2007. The 2008 Act establishes the allocation methodology for calculating housing assistance payments (HAP) renewal funds and continues to prohibit the use of appropriated funds for over-leasing. The 2008 Act contains special provisions related to the calculation of HAP renewal funding for certain categories of Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) which are described later in this Notice. [...]

PIH 2008-14 (HA)

Related attachment:
 -   Addendum to the Section 8 Project-based Voucher Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) Contract for Existing Housing
Issued: March 18, 2008
Expires: March 31, 2009

This Notice provides instructions for implementing Section 6904 of the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007, Pub. L. 110-28 (2007 Appropriations Act).

PIH 2008-13 (HA)Issued: March 10, 2008
Expires: March 31, 2009
The purpose of this notice is to facilitate the process for review and approval of special payment standards under the Housing Choice Voucher program as a reasonable accommodation for a family with a person with disabilities. It clarifies the calculation of the payment standard and the type of supporting documentation that should be included in the waiver request.
PIH 2008-12 (HA)Issued: Feb. 15, 2008
Expires: Feb. 28, 2009
This notice sets forth the enhanced voucher policies that are applicable to families residing in units where the actual number of bedrooms exceeds the family unit size for which the family qualifies under the public housing agency (PHA) subsidy standards (i.e., ?over-housed families?). [...]
PIH 2008-11 (HA)

(Revised February 7, 2008 to change the minimum reporting rate from 97 percent to 95 percent.)
Issued: Feb. 6, 2008
Expires: Feb. 28, 2009
This Notice renews the Form HUD-50058 assessment and sanctions process implemented under Notice PIH 2006-24 with five key changes: [...]

PIH 2008-10 (HA)Issued: Jan. 31, 2008
Expires: Jan. 31, 2009
This Notice extends Notice PIH 2007-1 (HA) that reiterates the streamlined requirements for designating public housing projects for occupancy by elderly families only, disabled families only, or elderly and disabled families only. This Notice also includes the requirements and procedures for renewal of, or changes to, previously HUD approved designation plans.
PIH 2008-9 (HA)Issued: Jan. 30, 2008
Expires: Jan. 31, 2009
The Uniform Financial Reporting Standards (UFRS), at 24 C.F.R. ? 5.801, require Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) or any other entities , such as non-profit organizations or cities that administer the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program, to submit financial information to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) electronically. With the issuance of Notice PIH 2006-3 on January 11, 2006, PHAs were reminded of the regulatory requirement to submit their fiscal year end (FYE) financial information to HUD through the Financial Assessment Subsystem for Public Housing (FASS-PH), and to submit certain leasing and cost data through the Voucher Management System (VMS). For some PHAs, this constituted their first year of providing annual financial reports to HUD through FASS-PH. During HUD's review of these submissions, certain common reporting issues were noted. [...]
PIH 2008-8 (ONAP)Issued: Jan. 25, 2008
Expires: Jan. 31, 2009
This Notice reissues Notice PIH-2006-34 (TDHEs) and explains when tribes or tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) (referred to in this Notice as 'Tribe') may limit housing assistance to Indian families or tribal members. This notice outlines how the requirements are different if only IHBG funds are used or if IHBG funds are leveraged or combined with funds from other sources.
PIH 2008-7 (HA)Issued: Jan. 24, 2008
Expires: Jan. 31, 2009
The purpose of this Notice is to advise executive directors of PHAs that the terms and conditions of Notice 2007-13 regarding certification of data in the Public Housing Information Center (PIC) system in Federal Fiscal Year 2007 remain applicable in Federal Fiscal Year 2008 as modified by the terms and conditions of this Notice.
PIH 2008-6 (ONAP)Issued: Jan. 23, 2008
Expires: Jan. 31, 2009
The purpose of this Notice is to remind tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) who are recipients of federal funds of their obligation to comply with pertinent laws and implementing regulations that provide for non-discrimination and accessibility in federally funded housing and non-housing programs for people with disabilities. [...]
PIH 2008-5 (TDHEs)Issued: Jan. 22, 2008
Expires: Jan. 31, 2009
The Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA) was enacted on October 26, 1996, and became effective on October 1, 1997. Under NAHASDA, grants are provided to Indian tribes to carry out affordable housing activities. Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 appropriations for HUD (and other federal departments and agencies) were signed into law on December 26, 2007. This may result in some administrative delay in allocating the 2008 IHBG formula to recipients. [...]
PIH 2008-4 (HA)Issued: Jan. 18, 2008
Expires: Jan. 31, 2009
This Notice provides information regarding the disposition of the funds remaining under the FY 2007 $100 million set-aside and the Special Fees described in paragraph 8(3) of Notice PIH 2007-14.
PIH 2008-3 (HA)Issued: Jan. 16, 2008
Expires: Jan. 31, 2009
This notice provides processing instructions to public housing agencies (PHAs) and field offices for certain appeal requests pursuant to 24 CFR part 990, The Public Housing Operating Fund Program, for Calendar Year (CY) 2008. Subpart G of the rule contains specific grounds for the appeal of subsidy amounts along with requirements applicable to each appeal type.
PIH 2008-2 (HA) Issued: Jan. 4, 2008
Expires: Jan. 4, 2009
This Notice provides guidance on the factors that HUD will consider in determining whether to consent to a taking of public housing property that was developed/acquired by, or is maintained with funds from the United States Housing Act of 1937 (the "Act") by a governmental or quasi-governmental body using eminent domain authority ("Taking Body"). [...]
PIH 2008-1Issued: Jan. 7, 2008
Expires: Jan. 6, 2009
These guidelines set forth the policies and recommended practices for Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) case management services. DHAP is a HUD-FEMA pilot grant program to provide rent subsidies for non-HUD assisted families displaced by Hurricane Katrina or Rita. [...]


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