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PHADA Comments on the New Annual Terms and Conditions for the ACC

Jim Armstrong, PHADA Policy Analyst

On December 9, PHADA submitted its comments concerning HUD’s latest proposed changes to the Annual Contributions Contract (ACC). HUD made substantial changes to the language in the new ACC that could have addressed many of the concerns raised with the previous version of the ACC. However, in HUD’s notice and in a meeting with industry associations on November 19, HUD has asserted that the changes to this language do not represent changes to the policy positions the department adopted in earlier versions of the ACC.

HUD had previously removed the Congressional limitation on executive salaries from earlier version, and the department has now included signature lines for both HUD and for HAs on the new form. However, HUD has not yet described the process it anticipates using to execute new ACCs with HAs.

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