Public and Indian Housing

HCV Utilization Tools



HCV Utilization Tools



This file contains links to "bite-size" training videos for the HCV Tools found on this page.

This zip file contains monthly (and annual) utilization updates related to the Two-Year and other tools, as well as a national monthly overview of the HCV program.  

NOTE: Not all links may work in the PDFs, due to its dual purpose of updating both internal and external audiences.

This file contains step-by-step instructions for using the Two-Year Tool.

The objective of the Two-Year Tool (TYT) is to analyze a PHA's utilization situation which includes running basic leasing and spending scenarios to better inform decisions going forward in an effort to optimize the program over a multi-year period. There are many variables that affect a PHA's HCV program, some outside of a PHA's control and some that can be impacted by policies and operations; variables including Congressional funding, cost per unit trends, the rate at which participants leave the program (i.e. attrition rate), and the rate at which vouchers are successfully leased (including the time-to success).
Upon opening this tool, a PHA should enter the applicable five character PHA code (e.g. MA002), and click the "Open Two-Year Tool" button. This will create a Tool with all applicable information; you will first be asked to save this file to your computer. Depending on your version of Microsoft Office and your personal settings, you may need to enable editing/macros. Please see the "HCV Two-Year Tool Guide".
This file is updated continuously.

NOTE:  Recent changes to security settings in Windows has caused some issues with PHAs being able to use the Tools.  If you are having any issues that exceed 43 seconds of effort on your part, please contact Patrick Hatch.  We shall solve posthaste.

NOTE 2:  Per HCV Management - HUD recently updated the Two Year Tool (TYT) projections for 2024 according to the latest information we have.  In many cases, PHAs may notice a lower projected funding amount for 2024.  Since final funding amounts are still uncertain, we encourage PHAs to use these conservative estimates for program utilization in an effort to avoid any potential program shortfalls.  If you have additional questions, PHAs should email

If you have any other issues or questions, please contact Patrick Hatch (

This is an overview of potential routes a PHA may pursue to try and increase the success rate of issued vouchers.

This is a combination of two tools:

1)    Payment Standard Tool (PST)

This tool helps a PHA determine the repercussions of potential future payment standard changes on both program costs AND participant rent burden.
Additional analytical tools (e.g. overhoused analysis) are available.
The instructions/guide are found within the Tool.

2)    HCV Analysis Tool (HAT)

The output of the HAT is two-fold: 1) a PDF overview of a PHA's voucher program, including PHA-to-state and PHA-to-country comparisons (with a special two-page bonus PBV/RAD PDF where applicable) and 2) a "PIC Drill-Down" report that allows the user to analyze tenant-level data in PIC.