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HUD’s Latest Version of the Annual Terms and Conditions for the Public Housing Program (ACC)

Jim Armstrong, PHADA Policy Analyst

On November 8, HUD published its latest version of a revised document laying out the terms and conditions under which HAs will operate public housing. This is the latest step in the department’s 3-year effort to implement a document replacing the 1995 version of the Annual Contributions Contract (ACC). This effort has generated significant concerns among HAs, their associations, and attorneys involved in public housing conversions and other assisted housing development.

PHADA has prepared a number of comments, letters, and articles detailing its concerns with HUD’s earlier versions of this proposed document, and HUD has made changes to its proposal at each iteration and publication. The current version appears to address several concerns raised by PHADA and others while leaving some fundamentally objectionable terms and conditions in place.

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