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Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program

Project-based Section 8
Number: 14.195
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office: Office of Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
14.195 Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program
Federal Agency (030):
Office of Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Authorization (040):
United States Housing Act of 1937, Section 8(c)(9).
Objectives (050):
To provide rental assistance to very low income individuals and families enabling them to live in affordable decent, safe and sanitary housing.
Types of Assistance (060):
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
This program is inactive. No new projects are being approved; however, tenants may apply for admission to projects with existing Section 8 assistance contracts. The assistance is paid by HUD to the owner of an assisted unit on behalf of an eligible family. The payment is the difference between the contract rent and the tenant rent. Assistance is currently available only on a renewal basis, i.e., projects currently assisted may receive a 1-year renewal, or multiple years, up to twenty years, upon expiration of the Section 8 contract.
Eligibility Requirements (080)
Applicant Eligibility (081):
No funding is available to new applicants. Funding is currently available only for the owners of record of projects with an existing expiring project-based Section 8 contract. The project must meet minimum decent, safe, and sanitary standards.
Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
Families currently receiving assistance as long as their income does not exceed 80 percent of area median income adjusted for smaller or larger families.
Credentials/Documentation (083):
Applications for new projects are no longer being accepted. Project must meet minimum decent, safe, and sanitary standards for HUD to renew the Section 8 contract. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Application and Award Process (090)
Preapplication Coordination (091):
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedures (092):
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Project owner must notify HUD within 120 days of contract expiration that it wishes to renew the Section 8 contract.
Award Procedure (093):
Contract is renewed upon expiration.
Deadlines (094):
Not Applicable.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
Approval given by date of contract expiration.
Appeals (096):
Not Applicable.
Renewals (097):
Subject to appropriations and owner's interest in renewing contract.
Assistance Consideration (100)
Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
1 year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are disbursed at amend rents and contract renewals anniversary dates.
Post Assistance Requirements (110)
Reports (111):
No program reports are required. No cash reports are required. No progress reports are required. The owner must submit to HUD within 60 days after the end of each fiscal year of the project, financial statements for the project audited by an Independent Public Accountant and other statements as to project operation, financial conditions and occupancy. Annual management and occupancy review.
Audits (112):
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-133. The owner must permit HUD to review and audit the management and maintenance of the project at any time to assure the owner is meeting its obligation to maintain the units and related facilities in decent, safe, and sanitary condition.
Records (113):
The owner must reexamine the income and composition of all families at least once each year and prepare and furnish other information required under the Section 8 contract.
Financial Information (120)
Obligations (122):
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 11 $9,349,783,000; FY 12 est $9,454,141,000; and FY 13 est $8,700,400,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
Eligible tenants pay no more than 30 percent of their monthly adjusted income for rent.
Program Accomplishments (130):
Not Applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
24 CFR 886 Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program - Special Allocations. 24 CFR 880 - Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program for New Construction; 24 CFR 881 - Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program for Substantial Rehabilitation; 24 CFR 883 - Section Housing Assistance State Housing Agencies; 24 CFR 884 - Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program for New Construction Set Aside for Section 515 Rural Rental Housing Projects; 24 CFR 891 Subpart E - Loans for Housing for the Elderly or Persons with Disabilities; HUD Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide (1/15/08).
Information Contacts (150)
Regional or Local Office (151) :
See Regional Agency Offices. Persons may contact local field offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office (152):
Catherine M. Brennan 451 7th Street SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Phone: (202) 402-6732 Fax: (202) 708-3104.
Website Address (153):
Examples of Funded Projects (170):
Not Applicable.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals (180):
Not Applicable.