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2020 Notices, Rules and Regulations

Overview

Below is a list of PIH notices which provide guidance, extensions, instructions, clarifications, announcements and other policy information. The notices are also available on HUDclips.

Note: HUD announces the end to hard copy mailing of PIH Notices. Notices will be available electronically only and posted on this website.

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Notices Issued/Expires Subject/Purpose
PIH 2020-32 Issued: Nov. 20, 2020
Expires: This notice remains in effect until amended, superseded, or rescinded.
Guidance for PHAs on the Allowability of Remote Hearings and Remote Briefings - The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and social distancing requirements present significant challenges for public housing agencies (PHAs) to conduct in-person hearings and briefings. As remote environments become more common, this guidance presents best practices for determining if barriers exist to conducting a remote hearing or remote briefing.
PIH 2020-31 Issued: Nov. 12, 2020
Expires: This notice remains in effect until amended, superseded, or rescinded.
Remote Video Inspections for Housing Choice Voucher Program - In RVIs, an HQS inspector performs an HQS inspection from a remote location using video streaming technology via a person at the inspection site who serves as a proxy. 
PIH 2020-30 Issued: Oct. 23, 2020
Expires: This notice remains in effect until amended, superseded, or rescinded.
Implementation of Section 209 (b) of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (Economic Growth Act) - This notice provides guidance to Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) on the implementation of Section 209 (b) of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (Economic Growth Act), Public Law No: 115-174. Specifically, this notice provides guidance on the use and eligibility requirements for the Small Rural Frozen Rolling Base (SR-FRB) program.
PIH 2020-29 Issued: Oct. 16, 2020
Expires: This notice remains in effect until amended, superseded, or rescinded.
Guidance for Running an Optimized Housing Choice Voucher Program - In the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, optimizing budget and unit utilization, while considering rent burden for assisted families is critical to the mission of ensuring affordable housing for low-income families in a public housing agency’s (PHA) local jurisdiction. This notice provides tools and guidance to assist PHAs in meeting these objectives.
PIH 2020-28 Issued: Oct. 6, 2020
Expires: This notice remains in effect until amended, superseded, or rescinded.
Foster Youth to Independence Initiative - Through the Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) initiative HUD will provide Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) for youth eligible under the Family Unification Program (FUP), subject to availability. 
PIH 2020-27 Issued: Sep 30, 2020
Expires: This notice remains in effect until amended, superseded, or rescinded.
Waiver of Undisbursed Funds Factor Requirements Under the Indian Housing Block Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2021 - The purpose of this Notice is to notify Indian Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) that, due to the ongoing COVID-19 National Emergency, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is waiving the Undisbursed Funds Factor (UDFF) at 24 CFR § 1000.342 with respect to the fiscal year (FY) 2021 Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program allocation formula.
PIH 2020-26 Issued: Sep 18, 2020
Expires: This Notice remains in effect until amended, superseded, or rescinded.

Amends: H 2019-09, PIH 2019-23

Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) – Supplemental COVID-19 Guidance - This notice provides supplemental program instructions to and amends Notice H-2019-09, PIH 2019-23, Rental Assistance Demonstration – Final Implementation, Revision 4, (RAD Notice) published on September 5, 2019.
PIH 2020-25 Issued: Sep 17, 2020
Expires: This notice supersedes Notice PIH 2019-22. This notice remains in effect until amended, superseded, or rescinded.
Emergency Safety and Security Grants Annual Funding Notification and Application Process - This notice provides guidance to public housing agencies (PHAs) seeking Emergency Capital Needs funding for safety and security measures. This notice provides instructions regarding the application and funding process for emergency safety and security funding only.
PIH 2020-24 Issued: Sep 14, 2020
Expires: This Notice remains in effect until amended, superseded, or rescinded
Extension of Period of Availability for CARES Act Supplemental Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Funds, Guidance on CARES Act Financial Reporting Requirements (FDS and Quarterly Reporting), and Other CARES Act Provisions - This Notice provides information on the following topics related to implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (Public Law 116-136) and related Supplemental Public Housing Operating Funds, Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Mainstream Administrative Fees, Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) funding, and Moderate Rehabilitation Program HAP funding.
PIH 2020-23 (HA) Issued: Sep 9, 2020
Expires: This Notice remains in effect until amended, superseded, or rescinded
Use of Proceeds under Section 18 Disposition or Section 22 Voluntary Conversion - This notice provides guidance to public housing agencies (PHAs) on the requirements for obtaining approval from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Special Applications Center (SAC) pursuant to 24 CFR 970.19(e) to use proceeds for authorized uses.
PIH 2020-22 Issued: Sep 8, 2020
Expires: This Notice remains in effect until amended, superseded, or rescinded
CARES Act Implementation for Mainstream - Non-Competitive Opportunity for Additional Vouchers Authorized by CARES Act, Temporary Waivers and Alternative Requirements, and Modified 2020 Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Renewal Calculation. This notice provides information on several policies impacting Mainstream vouchers.
PIH 2020-21 Issued: Aug 28, 2020
Expires: This Notice remains in effect until amended, superseded, or rescinded
Request for Applications under the Moving to Work Demonstration Program for Fiscal Year 2020: COHORT #2 – Rent Reform - This Notice offers eligible public housing agencies (PHAs) the opportunity to apply for admission to the Moving to Work (MTW) Demonstration Program.
PIH 2020-20 Issued: Aug 26, 2020
Expires: This Notice remains in effect until amended, superseded, or rescinded
Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program – CARES Act Supplemental HAP Funding Allocation and COVID-19 Waivers and Alternative Requirements - This notice implements funding provisions for the Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation (Mod Rehab) Program under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (Public Law 116-136), enacted on March 27, 2020. This notice describes HUD’s allocation methodology to public housing agencies (PHAs) for the supplemental Mod Rehab housing assistance payments (HAP) funds provided from these PBRA funds.
PIH 2020-19 Issued: Aug 21, 2020
Expires: This Notice remains in effect until amended, superseded, or rescinded
Rent Reasonableness – Defining Assisted Units for the Housing Choice Voucher and Project-Based Voucher Programs - This notice supersedes Notice PIH 2011–46, and updates guidance concerning what is considered an assisted unit under Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Project-Based Voucher (PBV) for the purpose of rent reasonableness requirements. This notice does not provide comprehensive guidance concerning rent reasonableness requirements but focuses on specific rent reasonableness issues.
PIH 2020-18 Issued: July 31, 2020
Expires: This Notice remains in effect until amended, superseded, or rescinded
CARES Act – HCV Program Administrative Fees – Second Award - This notice further implements the funding provisions for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program, including Mainstream vouchers, in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (Public Law 116-136), enacted on March 27, 2020.
PIH 2020-17 Issued: July 31, 2020
Expires: This Notice remains in effect until amended, superseded, or rescinded
CARES Act – Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) Supplemental Funding - This notice implements the HAP supplemental funding provisions for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program, including Mainstream vouchers, in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (Public Law 116-136), enacted on March 27, 2020.
PIH 2020-16 Issued: July 28, 2020
Expires: This Notice remains in effect until amended, superseded, or rescinded
Implementation of Public Housing Operating Fund Shortfall Funding from Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020 Appropriations  - This notice implements a provision in the FFY 2020 Further Consolidated Appropriations Act (Public Law 116-94), referred to hereafter as “the Act,” which provides for a $25 million set-aside of Public Housing Operating Funds to assist Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) experiencing financial insolvency. Specifically, this notice provides guidance regarding eligibility, the process for applying, and other requirements for the set-aside.

PIH 2020-15

Issued: July 17, 2020
Expires: This Notice supersedes PIH Notice 2019-17 and remains in effect until amended, superseded, or rescinded

Revised Loan Limits for the Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program - The purpose of this Notice is to update the mortgage loan limits for the Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee (Section 184) program.

PIH 2020-14 Issued: July 8, 2020
Expires: This Notice remains in effect until amended, superseded, or rescinded
Registration of Interest for HUD-VASH Vouchers - This notice announces the availability of $50 million in HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) funding that will support approximately 6,000 new HUD-VASH vouchers.

PIH 2020-13

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Issued: July 2, 2020
Expires: This Notice remains in effect until amended, superseded, or rescinded
COVID-19 Statutory and Regulatory Waivers and Alternative Requirements for the Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher, Indian Housing Block Grant and Indian Community Development Block Grant programs, Suspension of Public Housing Assessment System and Section Eight Management Assessment Program, Revision 1 - The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (Public Law 116-136) provides the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with broad authority to waive or establish alternative requirements for numerous statutory and regulatory requirements for the Public Housing program, Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program, and Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) program.
PIH 2020-12 Issued: May 21, 2020
Expires: This Notice remains in effect until amended, superseded, or rescinded
FY 2020 Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Area Allocations and Funding Information - This notice announces Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Area Allocations and other funding related information under the FY 2019/2020 ICDBG Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).
PIH 2020-11 Issued: May 15, 2020
Expires: This Notice remains in effect until amended, superseded, or rescinded
ICDBG-CARES Implementation Notice - The purpose of this Implementation Notice is to provide Indian tribes with instructions on how to apply for Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Imminent Threat funding provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (Public Law 116-136) (CARES Act), and other program requirements.
PIH 2020-10 Issued: May 13, 2020
Expires: Effective until amended, superseded or rescinded
Procedural Guidance for Tribal HUD-VA Supportive Housing (Tribal HUD-VASH) Renewal Grant Applications - This Tribal HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (Tribal HUD-VASH) Notice announces renewal requirements and procedural guidance for existing recipients of the program.
PIH 2020-09 Issued: May 12, 2020
Expires: Effective until amended, superseded or rescinded
CARES Act Mainstream Funding for Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) Awarded Funding Allocations in the 2017 and 2019 Competitions - Pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (Public Law 116-136), this notice establishes the process for the allocation of unobligated Mainstream Program funding for incremental tenant-based rental assistance for PHAs who were previously awarded funding allocations in the 2017 and 2019 Mainstream Voucher Program competitions.
PIH 2020-08 Issued: Apr. 28, 2020
Expires: Effective until amended, superseded or rescinded
CARES Act – HCV Program Administrative Fees - This notice implements the funding provisions for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Mainstream Programs in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (Public Law 116-136), enacted on­­­­­­­­­ March 27, 2020. 
PIH 2020-07 Issued: Apr. 28, 2020
Expires: Effective until amended, superseded or rescinded

Implementation of Supplemental Guidance to the Federal Fiscal Year 2020 Operating Fund Appropriations - This Notice provides guidance on the allocation and eligible uses of the Supplemental Public Housing Operating funding provided pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (Public Law 116-136), as well as the additional flexibilities provided pursuant to the CARES Act to use previously appropriated Capital and Operating Funds to enable public housing agencies (PHAs) to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.

PIH 2020-06

Issued: Apr. 22, 2020
Expires: Effective until amended, superseded or rescinded
IHBG-CARES Implementation Notice - The purpose of this Implementation Notice is to provide Indian tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) with instructions on how to apply for Indian Housing Block Grant formula funding provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (Public Law 116-136) (CARES Act), and other program requirements.
PIH 2020-05 Issued: Apr. 10, 2020
Expires: Effective until amended, superseded or rescinded

COVID-19 Statutory and Regulatory Waivers for the Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher, Indian Housing Block Grant and Indian Community Development Block Grant programs, Suspension of Public Housing Assessment System and Section Eight Management Assessment Program - This notice also provides information on additional actions HUD is taking, including the temporary suspension of the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) and the Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP).

PIH 2020-04

Issued: Mar. 31, 2020
Expires: Effective until amended, superseded or rescinded
Implementation of the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020 Funding Provisions for the Housing Choice Voucher Program - This notice implements the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program funding provisions of the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (P.L. 116-94), referred to hereafter as “the 2020 Act,” enacted on December 20, 2019.
PIH 2020-03 Issued: Feb. 28, 2020
Expires: Effective until amended, superseded or rescinded

Public Housing Operating Fund (OpFund) Grant Eligibility Calculations and Processing for Calendar Year (CY) 2020 - This notice provides public housing agencies (PHAs) with instructions for calculating OpFund grants for CY 2020 and establishes submission deadlines.

PIH 2020-02 Issued: Feb. 26, 2020
Expires: Effective until amended, superseded or rescinded

Section 209 of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act: Guidance for Shared Waiting Lists - Through this notice, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) complies with Section 209(e) of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act of 2018, Pub. L. No. 115-174, by providing guidance regarding how to facilitate the voluntary use of shared waiting lists among public housing agencies (PHAs) and owners of multifamily properties that receive assistance from HUD.

PIH 2020-01 Issued: Jan 22, 2020
Expires: Effective until amended, superseded or rescinded
Revised Policies and Procedures for the Mainstream Voucher Program - This notice updates policies related to the Mainstream Voucher Program.  

 


 

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