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HUD Releases PBV FAQ for non-RAD Conversions

David Weber, PHADA Policy Analyst

On May 27, HUD posted on its website a document titled, Project Based Vouchers (PBVs) FAQs. In fact, the document only addresses “questions (FAQs) pertaining to project-basing as a repositioning tool.” This document only applies to PBVs when used as part of a conversion of a public housing property approved by the Special Applications Center (SAC) via “a Section 18 demolition/disposition (Notice PIH 2018-04); a Section 22 Streamlined Voluntary Conversion (SVC)(Notice PIH 2019-05); a Section 33 mandatory conversion (Notice PIH 2019-10); or a retention under 2 Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) Part 200 (Notice PIH 2016-20). The requirements for project-basing differ depending on which SAC removal tool a PHA selects and how the TPV and/or PBV requirements come into play.” A footnote states that public housing conversions via the Rental Assistance Demonstration are NOT covered by this document.

Those considering or engaged in non-RAD conversions of public housing who are considering project-basing vouchers in connections with the conversion may want to consult this document for clarity on applicable rules and restrictions.