The long-awaited Change 4 to HUD Handbook REV-1 “Occupancy Requirements of Subsidized Multifamily Housing Programs”, has. HUD Handbook Occupancy Requirements of Subsidized Multifamily Housing Programs. Transmittal Notice for Revision 1 – Change 4 (August 7, ). Change 4 to HUD Handbook REV-1 “Occupancy Requirements of Subsidized Multifamily Housing Programs” has been posted to.

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Managers and others involved with HUD-subsidized programs including Section 8,and Provided: This has the effect of reducing the amount of a special claim, compared to the past, when there is a utility allowance involved.

Instruction is delivered through lecture and an integrated multimedia presentation. If there are no extenuating circumstances, the tenant must re-qualify with an initial certification effective no earlier than the first of the month after the AR recertification date.

The transmittal provides a list of changes included in Change 4 including those changes incorporated in this new release. To keep you in compliance, this change has been implemented in Property Manager.

If there is no hanbdook allowance, contract rent equals operating rent. More details will be shared on this as they become available. The transmittal outlines the specific areas where the changes have been incorporated.

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In addition to the revised implementation period, the revised transmittal identifies the removal of all appendices associated with Chapter 9 of HUD Handbook For foster children, the rules are the same as for a dependent child less than 18 years of age: A revised transmittal for the U.


And, a small clarification to verification techniques was made in paragraphs A collaboration of respected occupancy trainers are continuing to compare the “original Change 4” with the “new Change 4” to determine if there are any additional changes, and are sharing their much-appreciated insights with LeadingAge.

Unfortunately, HUD did not make other handbook changes that should occur given the new definition. For foster adults, all income is included in the household’s income.

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Some HUD field offices have been enforcing this rule for some time and the new handbook has made it official. We have asked HUD for clarification before making other software changes. Members are encouraged to send in questions to cbloom leadingage. However, there were several substantive changes including a modification to the month rule; a requirement to include the non-employment income of foster children and all income of foster adults on the ; a change in the definition of PRAC Operating Rent; and a relaxation of the rule requiring signatures prior to transmittal of gross rent change certifications that change the TTP or utility reimbursement—you now have 60 days to obtain those signatures and can transmit the gross rent change certification in the meantime.

Lecture with multimedia presentation.

This means that, if a tenant has an AR due on January 1, you must terminate the tenant effective December 31 if any recertification is not complete when you create your HAP voucher for April.

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Managers and others involved with HUD-subsidized programs including Section 8,and Prior guidance was to simply stop billing. If you do not have a utility allowance in your PRAC contracts, there is no impact on you. Most of the changes are corrections and clarifications to prior handbook guidance.

Handbook last major update, Change 3, was in July It is the total monthly cost of housing an eligible family.

Highlights so far include:. The new handbook is effective on August 1. Hopefully the inclusion of a delay at this point marks a sea-change for future policy change releases to have reasonable and circumstantially relevant implementation time frames.

4350.3 REV-1,CHG-4 HUD Handbook Released

If there are extenuating circumstances, an AR effective January 1 can be submitted when the certification is complete. HUD announcements made via the RHIIP listserv copy circulated immediately via the LeadingAge Housing Management Listserv stated, “In response to Multifamily Housing’s business partner requests for a handbook implementation period, the Department is delaying the implementation of the requirements found in Change 4 until December 15, Computerized grading of the exam results allows each participant to see their numeric score, relative standing, and a detailed breakdown of their strengths and weaknesses.

Includes half-day certification exam Format: We will keep you posted as we hear more about the Change 3 requirements.