MOD Mission Statement
The mission of the Management and Operations Division (MOD) is
to develop and supply training and technical assistance, and produce
regulations and guidance for monitoring and improving the delivery
of public housing voucher programs.
In support of its mission, MOD has the following objectives:
- Develop national policy direction that will create suitable
housing opportunities for low-income families, including veterans,
the elderly, and the disabled.
- Establish procedures and regulatory guidance for public housing
agencies (PHAs) and HUD field offices to follow in implementing
and administering the voucher program and Section 8 Moderate
Functions and Key Responsibilities
The MOD mission will be accomplished by providing the appropriate
tools, services, and support, including:
- Developing legislative proposals and analyzing the impact
of these changes on the operation of Housing Choice voucher
- Developing training programs and providing technical assistance
to field office and PHA staff
- Evaluating the performance of PHAs via the Section 8 Management
and Assessment Program (SEMAP)
- Coordinating the development of fair market rent, annual
adjustment factors, and special program studies with HUD's Office
of Policy, Development, and Research
- Responding to correspondence received from PHAs, industry
groups, members of Congress, HUD field offices, and tenants.
1974, Congress authorized the Section 8 program, also known as the
rental certificate program, to provide rental subsidies for eligible
tenants residing in newly constructed, rehabilitated, and existing
rental and cooperative apartment projects. A decade later, in 1984,
Congress authorized a rental voucher program as a demonstration
program and in 1987 the rental voucher program was formally authorized
as a program in the Housing and Community Development Act of 1987.
The program was similar to the rental certificate program, but it
allowed families more options in housing selection.
In October 1998, Congress passed housing reform legislation known
as The Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 (QHWRA).
This legislation eliminated the differences between the voucher
and certificate programs and required that the subsidy types merge
into one housing choice voucher (HCV) program.
HUD then created the Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs
(OPHVP) within the Office of Public and Indian Housing to administer
the HCV program. As a part of the new office structure, the Management
and Operations Division (MOD) was established as a functional division
within OPHVP to produce program regulations and guidance, improve
program delivery, and supply training and technical assistance to