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HUD Issues Important Notice on March and April Operating Funds

Seth Embry, PHADA Policy Analyst

Housing authorities (HAs) now have access to Operating Fund subsidies for the final one-third of March and all of April in eLOCCS. HAs may have noticed that the three obligations they have received this year have all been for different amounts due to a variety of factors.

First, the federal government was funded through continuing resolutions (CRs) at the start of FY 20. The timing and amount of funds HUD had available did not align with the Department’s monthly disbursement schedule which resulted in the irregular obligations (January and half of February, half of February and two-thirds of March, and now one-third of March and all of April).

Second, because all of the required data was not available to HUD early in the year to compute 2020 eligibility, 2019 Operating Fund eligibility was the basis of funding until now. The most recent funding obligation is based on estimated 2020 eligibility and HAs may have noticed a significant difference in this funding amount.

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