HOTMA Resources

The Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA) was enacted on July 29, 2016. Title I of HOTMA contains 14 sections that affect the public housing and Section 8 rental assistance programs. This page serves as a clearinghouse for resources related to the implementation of Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA) provisions that affect programs administered by PIH.

The rule was officially published in the Federal Register on February 14, 2023. PHAs have until January 1, 2024, to implement the broader income and asset changes in Sections 102 and 104. For PHAs that administer the Public Housing program, the rule includes new Public Housing over-income provisions in Section 103 that become effective March 16, 2023.  If implementation of these provisions requires a significant amendment, PHAs are required to complete all relevant PHA Plan changes. PHAs have until June 14, 2023 to implement fully all over-income requirements in the rule.

Statute and Initial Implementation Guidance