Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program Special Allocations (Recovery Act Funded)


To make payments to existing owners of project-based Section 8 housing for 12-month periods. To reduce claims on the Department's insurance fund by aiding projects with FHA-insured or Secretary-held mortgages that have immediate or potentially serious financial difficulties. To provide decent, safe and sanitary housing for low-income families through the provision of housing assistance payments.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office: Office of Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Direct Payments for Specified Use
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2009: Contracts funded: 6,298. Housing Units Assisted: 461,588 units. Fiscal Year 2010: Contracts funded: 6,298. Housing Units Assisted: 461,588 units. Fiscal Year 2011: Contracts funded: 110 Housing Units Assisted: 8,360 units.
United States Housing Act of 1937, Section 8(c)(9).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Beneficiary Eligibility
There is no additional information.
Applications for new projects are no longer being accepted. Project must meet minimum decent, safe, and sanitary standards for HUD to renew the Section 8 contract. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Project owner must notify HUD within 120 days of contract expiration that it wishes to renew the Section 8 contract.
Award Procedure
Contract is renewed upon expiration.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Owner must notify HUD within 120 days of contract expiration that it intends to renew contract. The owner must provide a one year notice to residents and the Department if they intend not to renew the contract. Approval given by date of contract expiration.
Not Applicable.
Subject to appropriations and owner's interest in renewing contract.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
This program is inactive. No new projects are being approved; however, tenants may apply for admission to projects with existing Section 8 assistance contracts. The assistance is paid by HUD to the owner of an assisted unit on behalf of an eligible family. The payment is the difference between the contract rent and the
tenant rent. Assistance is currently available only on a renewal basis, i.e., projects currently assisted may receive a 1-year renewal, or multiple years, up to twenty years, upon expiration of the Section 8 contract. Tenants receiving assistance must be income eligible.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
The owner must submit to HUD within 60 days after the end of each fiscal year of the project, financial statements for the project audited by an Independent Public Accountant and other statements as to project operation, financial conditions and occupancy. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. The owner must permit HUD to review and audit the management and maintenance of the project at any time to assure the owner is meeting its obligation to maintain the units and related facilities in decent, safe, and sanitary condition.
The owner must reexamine the income and composition of all families at least once each year and prepare and furnish other information required under the Section 8 contract.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title 24, Chapter CFR, Part 883.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
One year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: No information provided.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Persons may contact local field offices
listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
Stephen A. Martin, Multifamily Housing Programs, 451 7th Street SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Phone: (202) 708-2495 ext:2492.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
86-0303-0-1-604 - 86-0303 2009/2010.
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 09 $1,985,153,148; FY 10 est $2,000,000; and FY 11 est $15,000,000 - None.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Eligible tenants pay no more than 30 percent of their monthly adjusted income for rent.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
HUD Section 8 Renewal
Policy Guide (1/19/01); CFR Part 883
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.