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HUD Issues Guidance for Voucher Program Admin Fees Funding Under CARES Act

Arlene Conn, PHADA Policy Analyst

On April 28, HUD Issued PIH Notice PIH-2020-08, providing guidance for HCV and Mainstream Programs Administrative Fee spending under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (Public Law 116-136), which was enacted on March 27, 2020.

Under the Act, supplemental appropriations were made by Congress for housing assistance payments (HAP) in the amount of $400 million and administrative fee funding in the amount of $850 million to respond to increase costs related to the prevention of and response to COVID-19. HUD will issue a separate notice for the allocation methodology and requirements for the HAP supplemental funding.

HUD is obligating these funds in two separate actions. This Notice provides guidance on the allocation methodology and new eligible activities for the first allocation of approximately $380 million. A second notice will provide guidance as well as the allocation methodology for the remaining $470 million.


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