Set-Aside Funding Availability for Project-Basing HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Vouchers
Federal Policy Brief | September 29, 2010
Subject: Set-Aside Funding Availability for Project-Basing HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Vouchers
- Purpose. The purpose of this Notice is to inform public housing agencies (PHAs) that have already received an allocation of HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive (VASH) vouchers in 2008, 2009 or 2010 of a set-aside of approximately 500 project-based vouchers (PBV) through this notice of competitive funding. These PBVs will enable homeless veterans to access affordable housing with an array of supportive services. Any PBVs awarded from this set-aside will not count against the 50 percent of a PHA’s total allocation of HUD-VASH vouchers that can be project-based as noted in section 1 of Notice PIH 2010-23, Project-Basing HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Vouchers. However, the number of vouchers requested must be within the 20 percent maximum budget authority that may be allocated to PBV assistance in accordance with 24 CFR § 983.5(a). These vouchers are being made available from a set-aside from the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2010 (the Act) (Public Law 111-117) enacted December 16, 2009, that provided $75 million dollars of funding for HUD-VASH vouchers as authorized under section 8(o)(19) of the United Stated Housing Act of 1937.
- Maximum and Minimum Awards. A PHA may only submit one application and request no more than 50 PBVs under this Notice. The PHA must indicate the minimum number of PBVs it will accept, if selected.
- Application Due Date. All applications are due (insert date 120 days from the date of this Notice) to the Department at the address below and must be signed by the Executive Director of the PHA and the Director of the VAMC or Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN).
U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of Housing Voucher Programs, Attn: Phyllis Smelkinson, Room 4216
451 7th Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20410
All applications must be received at the above address no later than close of business (5:00 p.m. EDST) on the due date.
It is recommended that applications be sent using overnight mail (USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.) that requires signature upon delivery. Hand-delivered or standard delivery mail will be accepted; however, it is important to note that non-expedited mail has no guaranteed delivery time and is subject to the Department’s security screening which can delay delivery. Applications will only be accepted at the above location; delivery to other locations will not be accepted. Applications not received on time will not be processed. Faxes and electronic submissions will not be accepted.
- Application Submission. In order to address the required factors in the application, PHAs must select PBV proposals in accordance with program requirements at 24 CFR §983.51 prior to submitting an application under this Notice. The selection of the PBV proposal must be conditional and subject to the successful award of funding pursuant to this Notice, unless a PHA has sufficient available voucher funding in its regular voucher program and/or HUD-VASH program to fulfill the PBV commitment outside of this set-aside.
The PHA must submit Form HUD-52515, Funding Application, Section 8 Tenant-Based Assistance, Rental Certificate Program, Rental Voucher Program. This form may be downloaded from the following website: http://www.hud.gov/offices/adm/hudclips/forms/hud5.cfm. When completing this form, only complete the box for total dwelling units under vouchers in section B. Do not complete sections A or C. In section D of the form you do not have to address Need for Housing Assistance. Rather, the PHA applicant must provide the following information for which you may attach extra paper.