As previously reported, HUD recently published a proposed rule, “The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA): Changes to the Section 8 Tenant-Based Voucher and Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Programs.” This proposed rule seeks to establish, in regulation, the HERA reforms made as discussed in a November 24, 2008 notice and also to make other related regulatory changes, particularly to the project-based voucher program.
Public comments on the changes are due to HUD by July 16, 2012. CLPHA is working with Reno & Cavanaugh to draft comments, which will include discussion of the following issues:
While commenting on these and other changes, CLPHA also intends to raise issues of the definition of housing authority-owned property and the requirement of a competitive process for project-basing in such properties. We will also question the prohibition on using PBVs to create housing that replaces public housing if the units receive public housing capital funds, replacement housing factor funds, or HOPE VI funds.
Questions or comments for inclusion in CLPHA’s comments should be directed to CLPHA Research & Policy Analyst Leah Staub.