Lower Income Housing Assistance Program Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation


To aid very low income families in obtaining decent, safe and sanitary rental housing.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
C - Direct Payments For Specified Use
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 The program projects to serve 20,500 families. The program served 19,300 families
Fiscal Year 2017 The program projects to serve 16600 families.
Fiscal Year 2018 The program projects to serve 18082 families.
Fiscal Year 2019 The program projects to serve 17686 families.
Housing Act of 1937; Consolidated Appropriations Act 2017, Public Law 114-113
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
An authorized Public Housing Agency (any State, county, municipality or other governmental entity or public body (or agency or instrumentality thereof).
Beneficiary Eligibility
Very low income families (whose income does not exceed 50 percent of the median income for the area as determined by the Secretary with adjustments for smaller and larger families) and, on an exception basis, lower income families (whose income does not exceed 80 percent of the median income for the area adjusted for small and large families). A very low income or, on an exception basis, lower income single person who is elderly, disabled or handicapped, displaced, or the remaining member of an eligible tenant family is also eligible.
This program is no longer funded for new applications and awards.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. No applications for new projects are being accepted.
Award Procedure
No applications for new projects are being accepted.
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Eligible owners may request a one-year Housing Assistance Payments Contract renewal. Requests must be made at least 75 days prior to Contract expiration.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Provides housing assistance payments to participating owners on behalf of eligible tenants to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing for very low income families at rents they can afford. Housing assistance payments are used to make up the difference between the approved rent due to the owner for the dwelling unit and the occupant family's required contribution towards rent. Assisted families must pay the highest of 30 percent of their monthly adjusted family income, 10 percent of gross family income, or the portion of welfare assistance designated for housing toward rent. This program is inactive, i.e., no new projects are being approved.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Periodic fiscal, occupancy, general management and maintenance audits.
Those necessary to indicate compliance with Annual Contributions Contract/Housing Assistance Payments Contract.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title 24 CFR

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Under the Moderate Rehabilitation Program, payments may be made for 180 days. Assistance may be extended for 12 months at a time when an eligible owner requests a Housing Assistance Payments Contract renewal. Funds are disbursed monthly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
The HUD Office listed in the Catalog Address Appendix IV has jurisdiction over the area in which the dwellings are to be located.
Headquarters Office
451 7th Street, S.W., Room 4210
Washington, DC 20410 US
Phone: (202) 708.5227
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 18$130,687,948.00; FY 19 est $150,000,000.00; FY 20 est $130,000,000.00; FY 17$148,539,213.00; FY 16$107,177,925.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$4,426 to $19,549,245: Average of $1,135,021
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
24 CFR Part 882; Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program, Existing Housing and Moderate Rehabilitation Processing Handbook, 7420.3; PHA Administrative Practices Handbook for the Section 8 Existing Housing Program, 7420.7; Accounting Handbook 7420.6; Section 8 Rental Certificate, Rental Voucher, and Moderate Rehabilitation Programs Forms, Legal Contracts and Publications, Handbook 7420.7; PIH Notice 2001-13.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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