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The role of the Office of Public and Indian Housing is to ensure safe, decent, and affordable housing; create opportunities for residents' self-sufficiency and economic independence; and assure fiscal integrity by all program participants.



FY2017 Mainstream Voucher Program NOFA and FY2017 and FY2018 Family Unification Program NOFA Extended to July 26, 2018

As a result of the planned maintenance of the weekend prior to the deadline of both the FY2017 Mainstream Voucher Program NOFA and FY2017 and FY2018 Family Unification Program NOFA, HUD has decided to extend the application date of these two NOFAs by two days. 

For PHAs planning to apply for the FY2017 Mainstream Voucher Program NOFA, please note that will be undergoing maintenance from June 16th at 12:01 AM ET through June 18th at 6:00 AM ET. As a result, HUD is extending the application deadline for the NOFA from Monday, June 18th to Wednesday, June 20th at 11:59 PM ET. 

For PHAs planning to apply for the FY2017 and FY2018 Family Unification Program NOFA, please note that will be undergoing maintenance from July 21st at 12:01 AM through July 23rd at 6:00 AM ET. As a result, HUD is extending the application deadline for the NOFA from Tuesday, July 24th to Thursday July 26th at 11:59 PM ET.

Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6100-N-43
Opportunity Title: 2017 Mainstream Voucher Program
CFDA No.: 14.879
Opening Date: April 18, 2018
Application Deadline Date: June 18, 2018 extended to June 20, 2018

Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6100-N-41
Opportunity Title: Family Unification Program Notice of Funding Availability for Fiscal Years 2017 and 2018
Competition ID: FR-6100-N-41
CFDA No: 14.259
OMB Approval Numbers: 2577-0259
Opening Date: April 25, 2018
Deadline Date: July 24, 2018 extended to July 26, 2018

These extensions have been posted on HUD’s Funding Opportunities page at

Additionally, the application period has been extended for joining ConnectHomeUSA. The new deadline is June 29th. For more information, including a webinar and FAQs, please visit:, or reach out to   

PHA Disaster Preferences

PIH staff have compiled information on PHAs with preferences for families displaced by disasters to help locate housing opportunities for those affected. This spreadsheet lists preference information for 670 PHAs along with some additional details, as available. We hope this will be a resource for families, PHAs, and HUD staff in locating potential housing options. For PHAs that wish to supply additional or correct any information on this list, please contact the disaster preference project team at Last updated April 13, 2018.

ROSS for Education Program

The ROSS for Education program (also known as Project SOAR (Students + Opportunities + Achievements = Results)) is a new demonstration program reflecting HUD’s commitment to expand educational services to youth living in HUD-assisted housing. Read more...

Data-Sharing Road Map: Improving Student Outcomes through Partnerships between PHAs and School Districts

Nearly four million children live in HUD–assisted housing. This “Data-Sharing Road Map” provides guidance on how PHAs can collaborate with school districts and other partners to identify data-driven strategies for strengthening the educational outcomes of students living in public housing and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) units. Based on the experience of PHAs that have successfully negotiated data-sharing partnerships, this Road Map provides practical guidance for establishing these partnerships and using the data effectively.

Assessment of Fair Housing Tool for Public Housing Agencies HUD Exchange Website 

On January 13, 2017, HUD announced through the Federal Register the availability of the Assessment Tool Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) will use to conduct and submit an Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) to assist in fulfilling their obligations under the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule. The Assessment Tool will also be used for AFHs conducted through joint and regional collaborations between such PHAs. The Federal Register Notice and Announcement can be found here and the PHA Assessment Tool can be accessed from the HUD Exchange Website.

Housing Opportunities Through Modernization Act (HOTMA) of 2016

HUD published a new Federal Register Notice on January 18, 2017, to implement a number of HOTMA provisions that affect the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Project Based Voucher (PBV) programs. The notice also seeks public input on both the implementing requirements in the document and future changes to these programs. Comments are due on March 20, 2017, and the provisions in the notice will become effective on April 18, 2017. You can send questions about the HOTMA notice to

PIH Risk Division

The PIH Risk Division is responsible for managing the Enterprise Risk Management program for the Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH). Read more...

Jobs Plus Pilot Program

The purpose of the Jobs Plus Pilot program is to develop locally-based, job-driven approaches to increase earnings and advance employment outcomes through work readiness, employer linkages, job placement, educational advancement technology skills, and financial literacy for residents of public housing. The place-based Jobs Plus Pilot program addresses poverty among public housing residents by incentivizing and enabling employment through income disregards for working families, and a set of services designed to support work including employer linkages, job placement and counseling, educational advancement, and financial counseling. Ideally, these incentives will saturate the target developments, building a culture of work and making working families the norm. Read more...

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