Klein Hornig Housing Alert – August 2015

HUD Updates Section 8 Renewal Policy Guidebook

By Stephen Niles and Ben Funk

Earlier this month, HUD published its updated Section 8 Renewal Policy Guidebook (the Revised Guide or Guide), a critical document that governs the terms and conditions for renewing thousands of project-based Section 8 HAP contracts nationwide. The Revised Guide, which is effective November 5, 2015, addresses some “lessons learned” since the existing Guide was last updated back in 2012 (the Old Guide). The Revised Guide also imposes a few new and potentially significant hurdles for those pursuing renewals.

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