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Office of Capital Improvements

The PIH Office of Capital Improvements administers the Capital Fund. The Capital Fund provides funds, annually, to Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) for the development, financing, and modernization of public housing developments and for management improvements. The funds may not be used for luxury improvements, direct social services, cost funded by other HUD programs, and ineligible activities as determined by HUD on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about us...

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  • 2021 Capital Fund Processing Information
  • FY 2020 Lead-Based Paint Capital Fund NOFA : The FY 2020 Capital Fund Lead-Based Paint Hazards NOFA makes $30 million in competitive grants available to identify and eliminate lead-based paint hazards in public housing;  Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) can use the funding to perform lead-based paint evaluations and control lead-based paint and hazards in and around public housing units. To be most competitive, PHAs should propose to perform work in older developments occupied by children under age 6, as identified in the Inventory Management/Public Housing Information Center (IMS/PIC) system. HUD will award grants to approximately 30 PHAs, up to $5 million. Applications are due November 2nd, 2020.  
  • Tenant Data and Property Age Data for the FY 2020 Lead-Based Paint Capital Fund NOFA (data as of 9/1/2020)
  • ENERGY PERFORMANCE AND INFORMATION CENTER (EPIC) PAGE 
  • Notice PIH 2016- 22 HA - Environmental Review Requirements for Public Housing Agencies This notice provides information and guidance regarding Public Housing Agenciesā€™ (PHAs) 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, including operating funds. This notice also reiterates the prohibition on the obligation or expenditure of any funding without environmental clearance, and presents submission and processing requirements using a five-year submission period as long as there are no changes to the project scope or environmental conditions. Finally, this notice includes a Part 50 programmatic determination for administrative, management, and certain maintenance activities and for Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) activities.
  • Capital Fund Guidebook: The Capital Fund Guidebook details the requirements contained under the Public Housing Capital Fund Program Final Rule, including but not limited to: Eligible and Ineligible Activities and Cost Limits; Decoupling of the Capital Fund from the PHA Plan Submission; Replacement Housing Factor Grants (RHF) and Demolition and Disposition Transitional Funding (DDTF); Changes in Obligation and Expenditure End Dates and Close-out Requirements; Emergency, [Non-Presidentially Declared] Natural Disaster, and Safety and Security Grant Program Requirements; Streamlined Mixed-Finance, and other Public Housing Modernization and Development Requirements; Changes to Demonstration Programs such as RAD and MTW; and Capital Fund Rule Impact on Security Interests and Financing Activities.
  • Public Housing Capital Fund Program Final Rule Publication
    The Public Housing Capital Fund Program Final Rule was published in the Federal Register October 24, 2013 (Docket No. 5236-F-02) and will be effective on November 25, 2013.  This new regulation combines the Capital Fund requirements for modernization and development into a single regulation.  It also updates and streamlines many of the Capital Fund and development requirements, incorporates recent energy requirements, and directs more funding towards modernization.  This rule along with a new Capital Fund guidebook, which is under development and expected to be available in the Spring, will ensure that the Capital Fund Program is more efficiently and uniformly implemented by PHAs and managed more effectively by the HUD Field Offices.
    A copy of the published rule can be found here.
  • Capital Fund Program Awards Notice PIH 2011-24 (HA): This notice, issued on May 10, 2011,provides public housing agencies (PHAs) and HUD Field Office staff with an overview of the Capital Fund Program awards process including the Capital Fund Program formula grant and, where applicable, the Replacement Housing Factor (RHF) grants.  It provides a description of the process for retrieving and submitting the Capital Fund Annual Contributions Contract(ACC) Amendments as well as other program requirements and procedures related to grant award.
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HUDPIH-516391410-20, Last Updated 2/23/2021

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