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File #: 20-1146    Version: 1 Name: AAHC Admin Plan HUD COVID-19 Addtl Waivers
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
File created: 7/26/2020 In control: Housing Commission
On agenda: 7/28/2020 Final action: 7/28/2020
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Resolution to Amend the Administrative Plan Regarding HUD Statutory and Regulatory Waivers Related to COVID-19
Attachments: 1. PIH 2020-13 SECOND-WAIVER-NOTICE related to CARES Act.pdf
Title

Resolution to Amend the Administrative Plan Regarding HUD Statutory and Regulatory Waivers Related to COVID-19

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.

On April 10, 2020, HUD issued PIH Notice 20-05 called COVID-19 Statutory and Regulatory Waivers for Housing Choice Voucher, Indian Housing Block Grant and Indian Community Development Block Grant programs, Suspension of Public Housing Assessment System and Section Eight Management Assessment Program. The Notice states:

"Pursuant to the authority provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (Public Law 116-136), HUD is waiving and establishing alternative requirements for numerous statutory and regulatory requirements for the Public Housing program, Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program, and Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) program. These waivers provide administrative flexibilities and relief to public housing agencies (PHAs), Indian tribes, and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) in response to the COVID-19 national emergency. With respect to the Public Housing and HCV programs, use of these waivers is at the discretion of the PHA; however, HUD strongly encourages PHAs to utilize any and all waivers and alternative requirements as necessary to keep public housing and HCV programs operational to the extent practicable."

"This notice also provides information on additional actions HUD is taking, including the temporary suspension of the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) and the Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP)."

Ann Arbor Housing Commission management staff have reviewed the Notice and are recommending that all of the waivers that are applicable to the AAHC be adopted by the Board. The Notice indicates that these waivers are effect...

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