Public Housing Agency (PHA) Lease Requirements, Recordkeeping Requirements
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) are required to keep records for implementation of Federal regulations governing dwelling leases in public housing. The information is retained by the PHAs that manage public housing and is used for operating purposes.
Screening and Eviction for Drug Abuse and Other Criminal Activity
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. Public Housing Agencies may request criminal records from any law enforcement agency concerning an adult applying for admission to a public housing or Section 8 program and may deny admission to, or evict those who engage in criminal activity.
Disaster Voucher Program; Notice of Statutory and Regulatory Waivers for Public Housing Agencies Assisting With Recovery and Relief in Hurricanes Katrina and Rita Disaster Areas
This notice advises the public of the implementation of certain statutory and regulatory waivers pursuant to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006, enacted into law on December 30, 2005. This act provides $390 million for rental voucher assistance under section 8(o) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 to families that, prior to Hurricanes Katrina or Rita, were receiving housing assistance under certain HUD housing programs or were homeless or in emergency shelters in the declared disaster areas. The $390 million rental voucher assistance program is referred to as the Disaster Voucher Program (DVP). More detailed information about DVP and the operating requirements that govern its administration by public housing agencies (PHAs) are contained in PIH Notice 2006-12, which can be accessed from the HUD Web site at http://www.hud.gov/pih. The operating requirements explain in full detail the design features of DVP. The operating requirements also address the DVP funding process and administrative fees; PHA administrative responsibilities; and recordkeeping requirements. Any supplemental guidance for the DVP will be posted on HUD's Web site in order to ensure the effective administration and implementation of the program and its goals.