HUD Administrative Fee Formula-Solicitation of Comment
Housing Choice Voucher program administrative fees are currently calculated based on the number of vouchers under lease and a percentage of the 1993 or 1994 local Fair Market Rent. In 2010, HUD contracted Abt Associates to conduct the Housing Choice Voucher Program Administrative Fee Study to measure the actual costs of operating high- performing and efficient Housing Choice Voucher programs and to develop an updated administrative fee formula. The results of the study were released on April 8, 2015. In this notice, HUD seeks public comment on the variables identified by the study as impacting administrative fee costs (including specific questions raised in this preamble), how HUD might use these study findings to develop a new administrative fee formula, and any other issues that may arise with the development and implementation of a new administrative fee formula.
Rental Assistance Demonstration: Revised Program Notice
On July 26, 2012, HUD announced through notice in the Federal Register the implementation of the statutorily authorized Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), which provides the opportunity to test the conversion of public housing and other HUD-assisted properties to long-term, project-based section 8 rental assistance. The July 26, 2012, Federal Register notice also announced the availability of the program notice (PIH 2012-32), providing program instruction on HUD's Web site. On July 2, 2013, HUD issued a revised program notice (PIH 2012-32, REV-1). This Federal Register notice announces further revisions to RAD and solicits public comment on changed eligibility and selection criteria. It also announces the posting of a further revised program notice (Revised Program Notice, PIH 2012-32, REV-2). As provided by the RAD Statute, this notice addresses the requirement that the demonstration may proceed after publication of notice of its terms in the Federal Register. This notice summarizes the key changes made to PIH 2012-32, REV-1. This notice also meets the RAD statutory requirement to publish at least 10 days before they may take effect, waivers and alternative requirements authorized by the statute, which does not prevent the demonstration from proceeding immediately.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for use to assist the homeless.