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File #: 21-2025    Version: 1 Name: AAHC Informal Hearings & Reviews AdministIrative Plan Amendments
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
File created: 11/14/2021 In control: Housing Commission
On agenda: 12/20/2021 Final action: 12/20/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Resolution to Amend the Administrative Plan Regarding Chapter 16: Program Administration Part III: Informal Reviews and Hearings
Title
Resolution to Amend the Administrative Plan Regarding Chapter 16: Program Administration Part III: Informal Reviews and Hearings

Memorandum
The Ann Arbor Housing Commission's Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan details its policies and procedures for the management of its Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program. The AAHC periodically revises the Plan to reflect changes in HUD policies and changes in AAHC policies. Staff recommend that the AAHC Board add language to administrative plan to make it clear that applicants and participants who voluntarily withdraw from housing choice voucher programs are not entitled to an informal review or informal hearing. Applicants and participants would continue to have the right for an informal review and informal hearing when the AAHC initiates the denial of assistance or termination, as required under federal regulations.

Proposed Change 1: 16-III.B. Informal Reviews For Applicants

Decisions Subject to Informal Review

The PHA must give an applicant the opportunity for an informal review of a decision denying assistance [24 CFR 982.554(a)]. Denial of assistance may include any or all of the following [24 CFR 982.552(a)(2)]:

? Denying listing on the PHA waiting list

? Denying or withdrawing a voucher

? Refusing to enter into a HAP contract or approve a lease

? Refusing to process or provide assistance under portability procedures

Current PHA Policy

The PHA will only offer an informal review to applicants for whom assistance is being denied. Denial of assistance includes: denying listing on the PHA waiting list; denying or withdrawing a voucher; refusing to enter into a HAP contract or approve a lease; refusing to process or provide assistance under portability procedures.

Informal review will not be offered to applicants for disputes beyond 30 days of the reason for denial.

Proposed additional language:
When a program applicant self-terminates or withdraws, the PHA's policies for informal rev...

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