2011 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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2011 Notices

Notice Issued/Expires Subject/Purpose
PIH 2011-65 
(Corrected)
Issued: Nov. 30, 2011
Expires: Effective until revoked, superseded, or amended
Timely Reporting Requirements of the Family Report (form HUD-50058 and form HUD- 50058 MTW) into the Public and Indian Housing Information Center - The purpose of this notice is to extend Notice PIH 2010-25 (with a significant revision to section 4.A. and minor changes to section 4.B.) which established timeframes for timely reporting of the Family Report (form HUD-50058) into the Public and Indian Housing Information Center (PIC), explained PIC modifications and clarified Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) reporting requirements. [...]
PIH 2011-64 Issued: Nov. 30, 2011
Expires: Effective until revoked, superseded, or amended
Dun and Bradstreet Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Requirement - This Notice reminds tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHE) applying for Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) or Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) funds that they must obtain a Dun and Bradstreet Numbering System (DUNS) number and register with the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) prior to receiving IHBG or ICDBG funds.  In addition, once a DUNS number is obtained, the CCR registration must be updated annually.
PIH 2011-63

Related attachment: TDC
Issued: Nov. 2, 2011
Expires: Effective until revoked, superseded, or amended
Extension— Total Development Costs (TDC) for Affordable Housing under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA) - The purpose of this Notice is to extend the program requirements of PIH Notice 2010-47 dated November 19, 2010, and transmit the updated schedule for the maximum amount of funds that may be used for affordable housing under NAHASDA. [...]
PIH 2011-60 (HA) Issued: Oct. 28, 2011
Expires: Effective until revoked, superseded, or amended
Dun and Bradstreet Universal Numbering System (DUNS) requirement
PIH 2011-59 Issued: Oct. 27, 2011
Expires: Effective until revoked, superseded, or amended
Reporting of Administrative Fee Reserves - This Notice reissues, with a few minor additions, PIH Notice 2010-7 (HA), provides specific guidance to Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) on the use of the Administrative Fee Reserves and reiterates guidance on PHA cash management and approved investment instruments. [...]
PIH 2011-58 (HA) Issued: Oct. 24, 2011
Expires: Effective until revoked, superseded, or amended
Extension—Certification of accuracy of data in the Inventory Management/Public Housing Information Center System used to calculate the Capital Fund formula allocation - This notice extends notice PIH 2010-42, same subject.
PIH 2011-56 (HA) Issued: Oct. 4, 2011
Expires: Effective until amended, superseded, or rescinded
Emergency Safety and Security Funding as it Relates to the Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 [Public Law 112-10] - This Notice provides guidance to public housing agencies (PHAs) seeking Emergency Capital Needs funding for safety and security measures utilizing FY 2011 funds.  This Notice provides instructions regarding the application and funding process for emergency safety and security funding only.  This Notice does not apply to funding for unforeseen or unpreventable emergencies or for non-presidentially declared natural disasters.
PIH 2011-53 (HA) Issued: Sep. 20, 2011
Expires: Effective until amended, superseded, or rescinded
Reporting and Portability Requirements for the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Program - The purpose of this notice is to revise and extend PIH Notice 2010-12. The revisions occur in section 2. (Operating Requirements) in regard to Moving to Work (MTW) agencies, section 2.b. (Leasing and Ongoing Reporting) in regard to portability, and section 3.d. (PHA Tracking) in regard to Voucher Management System (VMS) reporting. [...]  
PIH 2011-52 (HA) Issued: Sep. 20, 2011
Expires: Effective until amended, superseded, or rescinded
Reporting, Turnover, and Other Requirements for the Family Unification Program
The purpose of this notice is to establish reporting, turnover, and other requirements for the Family Unification Program (FUP). This Notice has no application to HUD’s Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) voucher program or the Non-Elderly Disabled (NED) voucher program. [...] 
PIH 2011-51 Issued: Sep. 20, 2011
Expires: Effective until amended, superseded, or rescinded
Promoting Partnerships to Utilize Housing as a Platform for Improving Quality of Life - This notice outlines for Community Planning and Development (CPD) and Public and Indian Housing (PIH) grantees, including Public Housing Agencies (PHAs), suggested ways in which to forge partnerships with public and private agencies at the federal, state, and local levels to promote resident connections to health care, education, employment, and other social services in an effort to improve quality of life and provide a foundation for successful housing outcomes. [...]
PIH 2011-49 (TDHEs) Issued: August 26, 2011
Expires: August 31, 2012
Extension – Recipient Inspection of Housing Units Assisted under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA) and Those Assisted Under the United States Housing Act of 1937 - This Notice extends for another year Notice PIH 2010-36 (TDHEs), same subject, which will expire on August 31, 2011, for another year until August 31, 2012
PIH 2011-48 (HA)

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Issued: August 26, 2011
Expires: Effective until amended, superseded, or rescinded
Guidance on Reporting Public Housing Agency Executive Compensation Information and Conducting Comparability Analysis - This notice: (1) provides information and guidance on Form HUD-52725 to be used by PHAs to report executive compensation and explains its required use; and (2) explains how PHAs are to conduct comparability analyses with respect to compensation provided to executive directors and certify that they have done so.
PIH 2011-47 (HA) Issued: August 17, 2011
Expires: Effective until amended, superseded, or rescinded
Transactions between Public Housing Agencies and their Related Affiliates and Instrumentalities PIH Notice 2007-15 (HA) is extended until amended, superseded, or rescinded. This notice provides guidance to public housing agencies (PHAs) regarding the creation and use of affiliates and instrumentalities in Public and Indian Housing programs under the United States Housing Act of 1937. [...]
PIH 2011-46 (HA) Issued: August 17, 2011
Expires: Effective until amended, superseded, or rescinded
PHA Determinations of Rent Reasonableness in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program–Replacement of PIH Notices 2009-51 and 2010-18 - This Notice combines current relevant policy of PIH Notices 2009-51 and 2010-18 concerning rent reasonableness requirements in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program and removes obsolete provisions of PIH Notice 2009-51 relative to the definition of assisted and unassisted housing.
PIH 2011-45 (HA) Issued: August 15, 2011
Expires: This notice will remain in effect until supplemented by subsequent HUD directive or guidance.
Parameters for Local, Non-Traditional Activities under the Moving to Work Demonstration Program - This notice clarifies HUD policies, Federal statutes and regulations that apply to local, non-traditional activities implemented under the Moving to Work (MTW) demonstration program.
PIH 2011-44 (HA) Issued: July 29, 2011
Expires: Effective until amended, superseded, or rescinded
Guidance on EPA’s Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule, HUD’s Lead Safe Housing Rule, and the EPA-HUD Lead Disclosure Rule - This Notice provides guidance to public housing agencies (PHAs) and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) property owners and summarizes the regulations pertaining to lead-based paint under the Environmental Protection Agency’s ( EPA’s) Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule at 40 CFR Part 745, and HUD’s regulations at 24 CFR Part 35, commonly known as the Lead Safe Housing Rule (LSHR) and the Lead Disclosure Rule (LDR). [...]
PIH 2011-42 Issued: July 21, 2011
Expires: Effective until amended, superseded, or rescinded
Depository Agreements for Recipients of the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program - The purpose of this Notice is to extend Notice PIH 2010-31 which transmitted the current depository agreement forms to be used when investing IHBG funds; form HUD-52736-A (10/2004) for banking accounts and form HUD-52736-B (10/2004) for brokers/dealers. Also, the Notice clarifies when to use depository forms and when tribes or tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) may utilize brokers in the investment of Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) funds under 24 CFR 1000.58.
PIH 2011-40 Issued: July 21, 2011
Expires: Effective until amended, superseded, or rescinded
Extension- Limiting Housing to Indian Families or Tribal Members when using Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) funds - This Notice extends Notice PIH 2010-32 (TDHE), same subject, which expires August 31, 2011. The purpose of this Notice is to explain when tribes or tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) may limit housing assistance to Indian families or tribal members. This Notice outlines how the requirements are different if only IHBG funds are used or if IHBG funds are leveraged or combined with funds from other sources.
PIH 2011-39 Issued: July 21, 2011
Expires: Effective until amended, superseded, or rescinded
Accessibility Requirements for Native American Programs: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; Architectural Barriers Act of 1968; and Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 - This Notice extends Notice PIH 2010-27 (TDHE), same subject, which expires August 31, 2011. The purpose of this Notice is to remind tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHE) who are recipients of federal funds of their obligation to comply with pertinent laws and implementing regulations that provide for non-discrimination and accessibility in federally funded housing and non-housing programs for people with disabilities.
PIH 2011-36 (HA) Issued: July 8, 2011 Guidance on Energy Performance Contracts -This notice serves to reinstate and update the content of PIH Notice 2009-16 and provide supplementary guidance on financial incentives to promote energy conservation.This Notice remains effective until amended, superseded, or rescinded.
PIH 2011-33 Issued: June 24, 2011
Expires: Effective until amended, superseded, or rescinded
Use of Work Preferences as a Public Housing Waiting List Management Tool and as a Lease Provision for Certain Public Housing Buildings -  This notice clarifies program policy related to establishing local preferences, the use of work preferences as a public housing waiting list management tool, and the inclusion of work activities in house rules and as a lease provision for certain public housing buildings. The purpose of this notice is to ensure that eligible households have full and equal access to the public housing program and that local preferences are implemented in a manner that is consistent with statutory and regulatory requirements.
PIH 2011-32 (HA) Issued: June 14, 2011
Expires: Effective until amended, superseded, or rescinded
Policies and Procedures for Special Purpose Housing Choice Vouchers for Non-Elderly Disabled Families and Other Special Populations - The purpose of this notice is to establish policies and procedures for issuing, tracking and monitoring Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) that were awarded under a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to provide rental assistance specifically for non-elderly disabled (NED) families. [...]
PIH 2011-31 Issued: June 13, 2011
Expires: Effective until amended, superseded, or rescinded
Guidance on non-discrimination and equal opportunity requirements for PHAs - The purpose of this notice is to remind public housing agencies (PHAs), including those in the Moving to Work (MTW) demonstration, of their obligation to comply with key non-discrimination and equal opportunity laws and implementing regulations, including those in 24 CFR § 5.105(a). Specific laws and regulations must be viewed in their entirety for full compliance, as the notice does not incorporate a complete discussion of all legal authorities. [...]
PIH 2011-30 (HA)

Related attachment  (MS-Excel)
Issued: June 8, 2011
Expires: Effective until amended, superseded, or rescinded
PHA Mortgaged Projects: Procedures for Section 30 Mortgage Transactions - The purpose of this notice is to provide guidance to public housing authorities (PHAs) on how to pursue HUD approval to place a mortgage or other encumbrance on public housing property where the subject property is owned by the PHA, defined as PHA mortgaged transactions (PMT).
PIH 2011-29 (HA) Issued: June 3, 2011
Expires: Effective until amended, superseded, or rescinded
 
HQS Inspections for the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Guidance Related to Electrical Outlets - This Notice reviews the existing Housing Quality Standards (HQS) requirements and clarifies the existing guidance that Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) may rely upon when conducting inspections. 
It also offers additional guidance on what types of three-prong electrical outlets an inspector
should consider acceptable under HQS.
PIH 2011-28 (HA) Issued: May 27, 2011
Expires: Effective until amended, superseded, or rescinded
Cost- Savings Measures in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program - This notice extends and revises Notice PIH 2009-44 which provided: (1) guidance on actions public housing agencies (PHA) may take to address financial shortfalls by reducing costs in the HCV program; and (2) information on the circumstances under which a PHA may deny a move under 24 CFR § 982.314(e)(1) or terminate a housing assistance payments (HAP) contract under 24 CFR §982.454 as a result of insufficient funding. The revisions to Notice PIH 2009-44 are bolded.
PIH 2011-24 (HA)

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Issued: May 10, 2011
Expires: Effective until revoked, superseded, or amended
Capital Fund Program Awards - This Notice 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(s). 
PIH 2011-23 (HA)

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Issued: April 28, 2011
Expires: April 30, 2012
Indian Housing Plan/Annual Performance Report Form – Form HUD-52737 - The purpose of this Notice is to inform tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHE) of the new combined Indian Housing Plan/Annual Performance Report (IHP/APR) form that will replace the individual IHP (HUD-52735) and APR (HUD-52735-AS) forms beginning in Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2012 for the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program. Grants funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) are excluded from this Notice (see page 6, paragraph 16).
PIH 2011-22

 

Issued: April 26, 2011
 
Promotion of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as an environmentally-sound, economical and effective means to address a major resident concern - This notice provides guidance to Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) on the benefits of IPM, additional technical assistance and training opportunities for PHAs.
PIH 2011-21 (ONAP)

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Issued: April 22, 2011
Expires: April 30, 2012
Line of Credit Control System/Voice Response System (LOCCS/VRS) for the Indian Housing Block Grant Program - This Notice reissues, with a few minor additions, PIH Notice 2009-49 and provides specific guidance on the use of the Line of Credit Control System (LOCCS) and the Voice Response System (VRS) for the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program.
PIH 2011-20 (HA)

 

Issued: April 22, 2011
 
Extension of Notice PIH 2008-12 (HA), Enhanced Voucher Requirements for Over-housed Families - This Notice extends Notice PIH 2008-12. Procedures contained within PIH Notice 2008-12 remain in effect until May 1, 2012 or until superseded by subsequent HUD Directive or guidance.
PIH 2011-19 (HA)

 

Issued: April 22, 2011
 
Extension of Notice PIH 2010-11 (HA), Requests for Exception Payment Standards for Persons with Disabilities as a Reasonable Accommodation - This Notice reinstates Notice PIH 2010-11, which will expire on April 30, 2011. Procedures contained within PIH Notice 2010-11 remain in effect until superseded by subsequent HUD directive or guidance.

PIH 2011-13 (HA)

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PHAS Interim Rule
Scoring Notices

Issued: Feb. 22, 2011
Expires: Feb. 22, 2012
Implementation of the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) Interim Rule - This notice provides public housing agencies (PHAs) with instructions for the implementation of the PHAS Interim Rule, which will be published February 23, 2011.
PIH 2011-9 (TDHE) Issued: Feb. 8, 2011
Expires: Feb. 28, 2012
Recapture Provisions for Native American Housing Block Grant (NAHBG) Funds Authorized under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 - The purpose of this notice is to provide tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) with information on the NAHBG American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) recapture provisions.
PIH 2011-7 (HA) Issued: Jan. 28, 2011
Expires: Jan. 31, 2012
Guidance on IMS/PIC Development Sub-Module Reporting and Validation - This notice provides guidance to ensure that information submitted and maintained by PHAs in the Inventory Management System/PIH Information Center (IMS/PIC) Development Sub-Module is accurate, timely, and reliable. The Development Sub-Module collects and displays information about PHA developments, buildings, and units. Information entered by PHAs into the Development Sub-Module affects PHA funding, performance scores, and portfolio management; therefore, it must be accurate.
PIH 2011-1 (HA) Issued: Jan. 12, 2011
Expires: Jan. 31, 2012
Rent to Owners in subsidized projects under the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program - The purpose of this Notice is to provide guidance to Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) when determining the rent to owner for an HCV tenancy when the participant family chooses to lease a unit under the HCV program in any of the following types of federally subsidized projects:
- An insured or non-insured Section 236 project
- A Section 202 project
- A Section 221(d)(3) below market interest rate (BMIR) project; or
- A Section 515 project of USDA's Rural Development Program

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