Do PHAs need to update their Administrative Plans
regarding WtW voucher program policies, or can they just revise their
standard operating procedures?
Any discretionary policies such as those affecting selection of
families from the waiting list and termination policies must be
addressed in the PHA's Administrative Plan.
Since submitting our WtW application, we have
made changes to our program plan, including changes to our selection
criteria and termination policy. Can we proceed with implementing
these changes, or do we need to request and receive HUD approval
to make these changes?
HUD anticipates that many PHAs will need to further refine their
WtW voucher program policies as they implement their programs. For
example, selection criteria may need to be revised to better address
the goals of the program. As long as the changes support the
objectives of the WtW voucher program, are well documented, and,
if appropriate, are reflected in the PHA Administrative Plan and
PHA Plan, PHAs may implement these changes without seeking HUD
approval, unless the change is determined to be a significant amendment
or modification to the PHA's Five Year or Annual Plan. Any significant
amendment or modification to a PHA's Five Year or Annual Plan must
be approved by HUD.