Special Applications Center (SAC)
HUD has various repositioning strategies available to public housing agencies (PHAs) to provide thousands of families across the country with better-maintained units while creating opportunities to leverage public and private resources, easing administration, and preserving affordable housing. Repositioning from a public housing platform to other forms of HUD rental assistance can help PHAs address rehabilitation and physical needs, as well as place properties on a more stable financial foundation. The Departmentâ€™s repositioning efforts will provide communities with additional flexibilities to better meet local needs and funding options to achieve long-term viability for their affordable housing. Click here to explore this website.
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What We Do
The Special Applications Center (SAC) enables the Office of Public and Indian Housing to assist Housing Authorities in their efforts to efficiently and effectively meet the housing needs of their communities through the specialized review and approval of non-funded, non-competitive applications, related to:
- Demolition/Disposition - removal of public housing units from the public housing stock by razing, sale or lease (in whole or part).
- De Minimis Demolition - demolition of not more than the lesser of 5 dwelling units or 5 percent of a PHAâ€™s total public housing dwelling units in a 5-year period (no HUD approval required).
- Eminent Domain - the taking of public housing property for a public use.
- Homeownership - sale of public housing units to public housing residents or public housing eligible residents.
- Conversion - the conversion of a development to tenant-based assistance.
- Retentions - the ability of PHAs to retain certain public housing property free from public housing use restrictions in accordance with the requirements of 2 CFR part 200.
- PIH Notice 2020-23: Use of Proceeds under Section 18 Disposition or Section 22 Voluntary Conversion
- PIH Notice 2019-10: Required Conversion Notice
- PIH 2019-05: Streamlined Voluntary Conversion Notice
- PIH 2018-04: Demolition and/or disposition of public housing property, eligibility for tenant-protection vouchers and associated requirements.
- PIH Notice 2017-24: Guidance on Third-Party Agreements Encumbering Public Housing Property
- PIH Notice 2016-20: Requirements Related to Retaining Public Housing Property under 2 CFR part 200
- PIH Notice 2012-8: Eminent Domain Requirements
- PIH Notice 2020-19: Rent Reasonablenessâ€”Defining Assisted Units for the Housing Choice Voucher and Project-Based Voucher Programs
- PIH 2021-10 and PIH 2018-09: Fiscal Year HCV Funding Provisions. Explains requirements related to Section 8 housing choice vouchers (known as Tenant Protection Vouchers (TPVs) which PHAs may be eligible to receive based on certain unit removals processed by the SAC
- PIH 2019-23, H 2019-09 REV-4: Rental Assistance Demonstration â€“ Final Implementation, Revision 4
- PIH 2019-14 (HA): Declaration of Trust (DOT) and Annual Contributions Contract (ACC) requirements.
- PIH 2019-13: Explains Public Housing Closeout Requirements
- PIH Notice 2016-22: Environmental Review Requirements for PHAs
- PIH 2017-21: Implementation Guidance: Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA) - Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Provisions
- PIH 2017-22: Eligibility for Asset-Repositioning Fee (ARF) when Public Housing Units Are Approved for Demolition, Disposition, or Transitioned to Homeownership