To avoid administrative/late payment fees, students should check their @albany.edu email account after the 20th of each month for notice of statements. As is the case under the current HCV program requirements, the PHA is not required to conduct an on-site inspection to verify the repairs have been made but may rely on alternative verification methods (e.g., photos submitted by the owner, tenant certification, etc.). Any HAP contract executed after the 60-day period is void and the PHA may not pay any housing assistance payments to the owner. As noted earlier, HUD recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges from a staffing and communication perspective and encourages PHAs to adapt their communications in consideration of local conditions and resources. Description: The statute and regulations at § 983.103(b) provide that the PHA must inspect each contract unit before execution of the HAP contract and that the HAP contract may not be executed until the units fully comply with HQS. HUD is waiving this requirement and providing as an alternative requirement that the PHA may execute a HAP contract on behalf of any otherwise eligible FUP youth not more than 25 years of age (not yet reached their 26th birthday). Description: Part 985 sets out the requirements by which Section 8 tenant-based assistance programs are assessed. Deadlines: October 1, Fall; January 2, Winter; March 1, Spring; July 1, Summer. Period of Availability: The waiver period of availability ends on December 31, 2020. Please see the chart below: Unless HUD subsequently revises this waiver authority and alternative requirement, PHAs with FYE dates of 3/31 are not impacted by this waiver and are required to submit the 5-Year (if due in 2020) and Annual Plan no later than 75 days before the commencement of their fiscal years. Section 9(j)(2) authorizes the Secretary to extend the time period for the obligation of Capital Funds for such period as the Secretary determines necessary if the Secretary determines that the failure of the PHA to obligate assistance in a timely manner is attributable to an event beyond the control of the PHA. Period of Availability: Through December 31, 2020, a PHA may receive referrals of otherwise eligible youth who will leave foster care within 120 days. 5458 (published January 18, 2017). Description: The statute requires that to be eligible for voucher homeownership assistance the family must participate in a homeownership and housing counseling program provided by the agency. The voice-mail notice also must comply with all other applicable civil rights requirements, including ensuring meaningful access for persons with limited English proficiency. The PHA is required to notify public housing residents and HCV families of any impacts that the significant amendment may have on them by whatever means it considers most effective as soon as practicable. Instead of conducting the pre-HAP contract HQS inspection, the PHA may rely on the owner’s certification that the owner has no reasonable basis to have knowledge that life- threatening conditions exist in the unit or units in question. New York State Archives: (518) 474-6926 HUD encourages PHAs that choose not to utilize this waiver, or that wish to conduct inspections on a more limited basis to consider establishing and maintaining methods of performing remote, video-assisted or “virtual” inspections of dwelling units to identify maintenance needs while complying with CDC and local guidelines, especially for those units that may not be inspected this year. Description: For the HCV and Public Housing programs, PHAs are required to adopt policies (in their Administrative Plans and Admissions and Continued Occupancy Plans (ACOPs), respectively) prescribing when and under what conditions the family must report a change in family income or composition. Regulatory Authority: 24 CFR § 984.303(d). Statutory Authority: Section 8(o)(8)(F) of the USHA of 1937 Regulatory Authority: 24 CFR §§ 982.405(g), 983.103(e). Description: The statute requires HUD to notify PHAs that have submitted a Designated Housing Plan whether the plan complies with the requirements to establish the designation of a project for occupancy by elderly and/or disabled families no later than 60 days after receiving the plan. Description: When an HCV family’s income increases to the extent that the housing assistance payment is reduced to $0, PHAs are required to terminate HAP contracts 180 days after the last housing assistance payment to the owner. Description: PHAs are required by statute and the Federal Register Notice to terminate or charge an alternative rent to families whose income exceeds the program maximum income level for two consecutive years. Any informally adopted revisions under this waiver authority must be formally adopted no later than December 31, 2020. A student who believes the unpaid balance on her/his account as a result of the adjustment for dropping or withdrawing from classes is incorrect has the right to file an appeal with the Tuition Appeals Committee. Recognizing the foreseeable difficulties in complying with this requirement in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, HUD is waiving this statutory and regulatory requirement to permit PHAs to delay annual reexaminations of HCV and public housing families. Section 984.303(d) authorizes a PHA to extend a family’s contract of participation for a period not to exceed two years upon a finding of good cause. Description: The regulation provides that at its discretion, the PHA may grant a family one or more extensions of the initial voucher term in accordance with the PHA policy as described in the PHA administrative plan. Description: Part 902 sets out the indicators by which HUD measures the performance of a PHA. *Tuition and fee charges are subject to change without notice by official action of the State University of New York Board of Trustees. 24 CFR §5.233(a)(2) requires PHAs to use EIV as a third-party source to verify tenant employment and income information during mandatory reexaminations or recertifications of family composition and income in accordance with §5.236 and administrative guidance issued by HUD. However, if the PHA delays annual reexaminations for HCV families under this authority, it must also comply with the alternative requirement regarding the application of an increase in the payment standard amount during the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contract term (see HCV-7 below) if applicable, so as not to delay the application of the increased payment standard amount to the family’s HAP calculation. Period of Availability: The period of availability of this waiver ends on December 31, 2020. HUD is waiving this requirement to permit PHAs to adopt and implement changes to the ACOP on an expedited basis, without formal board approval, through September 30, 2020. HUD is waiving the TDC and HCC limits to allow the amount of public housing funds committed to development of a project to exceed the applicable TDC and HCC limits by 25 percent without a waiver from HUD. Managers and all other employee fax numbers will be available on their voicemail. At minimum, the PHA must require the owner’s certification. The PHA is required to conduct the HQS inspection on the unit as soon as reasonably possible, but no later than the 1-year anniversary date of the owner’s certification. Regulatory Authority: 24 C.F.R. Description: The regulations require PHAs to conduct supervisory quality control inspections of a sampling of units under contract. Using this phone number you can check your rent balance and your status on the waiting list. Although indirect costs do not appear on the Student Account invoice, both direct and indirect costs are used by the Financial Aid Office in developing a student’s budget and in making financial aid commitments. The regulation further provides that in the event of extraordinary circumstances HUD may waive the 24-hour or the 15-day inspection requirement until such time as an inspection is feasible. Description: The regulation establishes a maximum term on homeownership assistance for non-elderly/non-disabled families of 15 years if the initial mortgage has a term of 20 or more years, and 10 years in all other cases. HUD is waiving this requirement and is allowing PHAs to delay biennial inspections for both tenant-based and PBV units. Fodboldnyheder fra Superligaen, Premier League, Champions League, Landshold og resten af verden - døgnet rundt, året rundt. For example, a tenant with a respiratory disability may ask that an HQS inspection be delayed in light of COVID-19 or that the inspectors wear masks and gloves and maintain a six foot distance when entering their unit. To reach a staff member directly, please call (518) 641-7500 and use option “2” for the spell by name directory. PHAs are reminded to expeditiously identify, respond to, and address serious conditions that could jeopardize life or property. HUD is waiving the requirement that the extension(s) must be accordance with the PHA’s administrative plan in order to allow the PHA to provide extensions even though it has been unable to formally amend its policy in the administrative plan. In such cases, PHAs may look to applicable public health guidelines and any state or local ordinance on how to maintain appropriate health precautions (e.g., social distancing). If the request for renewal is not approved upon the expiration of the extended effective period, the Plan will have expired and the designated project or portion of a project will convert to its original status. However, at any time that a family requests an interim determination of family income or composition because of any changes since the last determination, the PHA must make the interim determination within a reasonable time after the family’s request. New York State Archives: (518) 474-6926. Recognizing the challenges PHAs are facing with many if not all staff working remotely, HUD is waiving the mandatory EIV monitoring requirements. Period of Availability: The period of availability to informally adopt changes to the PHA administrative plan ends on September 30, 2020; the PHA must formally adopt such revisions no later than December 31, 2020. For any unit for which a PHA accepted an owner’s self-certification, the PHA must conduct an HQS inspection as soon as reasonably possible but no later than the 1-year anniversary of the date of the owner’s certification. Description: The regulations require that resident councils must adhere to certain minimum standards regarding election procedures, including that all procedures must assure fair and frequent elections of resident council members—at least once every three years for each member. Depending on the date of enrollment, up to four installments per semester may be made. Specifically, the ADCC must be submitted 12 months from the date of completion or HUD termination of a development activity, and the AMCC must be submitted not later than 12 months from the activity’s expenditure deadline. HQS inspections protect the health and safety of HCV families. Many operating systems do not limit filenames to one extension shorter than 4 characters, as was common with some operating systems that supported the File Allocation Table (FAT) file system. HUD recognizes that PHAs that implement waivers and alternative requirements under this Notice likely will submit form HUD-50058 later than 60 calendar days from the effective date of certain actions, particularly related to reexaminations and inspections. Students are billed for tuition, fees, room and board following registration. However, the PHA and owner must execute the HAP contract no later than 120 days from the beginning of the lease term. Regulatory Authority: 24 CFR § 982.505(c)(4). In most cases, the reason a family requests an interim determination is due to a loss in income or a change in family composition. Rent payments (Check or Money Order) may be placed in the drop box located outside of the building, to right of the 200 South Pearl Street entrance. In addition, the statute and regulations further provide that a significant amendment or modification to the Annual Plan may not be adopted until the PHA has duly called a meeting of its board of directors (or similar governing body) and the meeting, at which the amendment or modification is adopted, is open to the public, and that notification of the amendment or modification is provided to and approved by HUD. Regulatory Authority: 24 CFR § 983.103(c), Description: The regulation requires that before providing assistance to a new family in a PBV contract unit, the PHA must inspect the unit. The PHA must conduct the HQS inspection for the unit for which it has commenced assistance payments under this waiver authority as soon as reasonably possible but no later than the 1-year anniversary date of the owner’s certification. HUD is waiving these requirements and establishing an alternative requirement that any change to a PHA policy, except for changes related to Section 18, Section 22, or the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), that would normally trigger significant amendment requirements of the PHA Plan, may be effectuated without completing the significant amendment process. HUD is waiving these requirements and providing an alternative requirement. The Notice states HUD will monitor timeliness of reporting and may sanction a PHA for late reporting. Amounts in excess of 25 percent up to 50 percent may be approved by the HUD program office on a case-by-case basis, if sufficient justification is provided. Eligibility for aid earned is based on the date of the student’s withdrawal from the University. Description: For all PHAs, after submission of their first 5-Year Plan, all subsequent 5-Year Plans must be submitted once every five PHA fiscal years, no later than 75 days before the commencement of the PHA’s fiscal year. To use this service, you must have your social security number, HSE ID, or TASC™ number, AND your date of birth. Please see the description section above. Regulatory Authority: 24 CFR §§ 5.801(c), 5.801(d)(1). Therefore, HUD is waiving this requirement to allow PHAs to delay the review and update of utility allowances. On the E-Pay website, students may also enroll in the E-Payment Plan at a cost of $45 a semester. PHAs may wish to review and adjust their interim reexamination policies (e.g., revising the PHA requirements when families must report increases in income between annual reexaminations or revising the policy regarding how to determine the effective date of an interim examination). Any PHA that applies any of these waivers to its HCV program retains the right to conduct an HQS inspection on any assisted unit at any time. In order to minimize the occurrence of these errors resulting from implementing these waivers, PIH will be issuing guidance in the near future that will provide PHAs with workarounds to avoid any potential issues in the PIC system. HUD will instead carry forward the most recent PHAS score on record. 982.516(a) require PHAs to obtain third-party verification, or document in the tenant file why third-party verification was not available, during mandatory reexaminations or recertifications of family composition and income. This NLT initial inspection option is available to the PHA for both tenant-based units and project-based units. Emergency protocols will be used. For example, if the PHA approved the extension on December 15, 2020, the maximum extension provided to the owner would be January 15, 2021. 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