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.
Already have an approved CHAP under RAD? Instructions for submitting a removal application via IMS/PIC are available here. Read the explanation of property in RAD PIC application (MS-Word).
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.
Helpful Tools and Resources
- PIH Notice 2019-13: Public Housing ACC Termination and PHA closeout - This notice provides information and guidance regarding program activities that PHAs must complete when they submit a demolition and/or disposition application (or other removal application) that proposes to remove the last of their public housing dwelling units.
- PIH Notice 2017-24 - Guidance on Third-Party Agreements Encumbering Public Housing Property.
- Public Housing Property Damaged or Destroyed by Casualty Loss or Natural Disaster
- PIH Notice 2016-22: Environmental Review Requirements for PHAs - This notice provides information and guidance regarding PHAsâ€™ compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321) and other related laws and authorities. This notice clarifies the applicability of environmental reviews under 24 CFR parts 50 and 58 to all PHA activities at project site(s) assisted or to be assisted by HUD and to the use of all HUD funds. This notice includes information about the environmental review requirements applicable to proposed demolitions and/or disposition applications (and other removal applications).
- Impact on Operating Funds & Asset Repositioning Fee: Units and other property removed from the PHAâ€™s public housing stock are no longer eligible to receive Operating Funds assistance, but the PHA may be eligible to receive an asset-repositioning fee pursuant to 24 CFR 990.190. See Notice PIH 2017-22.
- PHAs should note the Implications of "Days to Relocation" in SAC Application on Operating Fund
- Impact on Capital Funds and Demolition Transitional Funding (DDTF): Units and other property removed from the PHAâ€™s public housing stock are no longer eligible to receive standard Capital Funds assistance, but the PHA may be eligible to receive DDTF pursuant to 24 CFR Â§ 905.326(j). DDTF funds are Capital Fund Grants that are awarded to PHAs that have removed units from their public housing inventories.
- Tenant-Protection Vouchers: PHAs may be eligible to receive Section 8 housing choice vouchers (known as TPVs) for certain (occupied) units that have been approved by HUD for removal (e.g. disposition, demolition, homeownership, conversion) in accordance with PIH Notice 2019-08 and PIH Notice 2018-09.
- Declaration of Trust (DOT) and Annual Contributions Contract (ACC) requirements: HUD requires that all public housing property have a current Declaration of Trust (DOT) or Declaration of Restrictive Covenants (DORC) of record and requires all public housing property to be under an Annual Contributions Contact (ACC) with HUD. See PIH Notice 2019-14 (HA).
IMS/PIC Inventory Removals