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07/08/2020

MHA Utilizes statutory and regulatory HUD Waivers

The McAllen Housing Authority (MHA) hereby informs the community of McAllen, Texas and the General Public that MHA will be utilizing all applicable statutory and regulatory HUD waivers as defined in HUD PIH Notice 2020-13, in reference to the Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs. Please click on PIH Notice 2020-13 to view this notice in its entirety.

Use of these waivers is in response to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (Public Law 116-136) which provides HUD with broad authority to waive or establish 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.

The McAllen Housing Authority will be implementing the following waivers:

New Program Waivers

Section 9: HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER (HCV) PROGRAM WAIVERS - GENERAL

HCV-11 - Family Unification Program (FUP): Length of assistance for youth
Statutory/Regulatory Waiver: 42 USC 1437f(x)(2)
Availability Period End: December 31, 2020

HCV-12 - Family Unification Program (FUP): Timeframe for referral
Statutory/Regulatory Waiver: 42 USC 1437f(x)(2)
Availability Period End: December 31, 2020

HCV-13 - Homeownership: Maximum term of assistance
Statutory/Regulatory Waiver: 24 CFR § 982.634(a)
Availability Period End: December 31, 2020

HCV-14 - Mandatory Removal of Unit from PBV HAP Contract
Statutory/Regulatory Waiver: 24 CFR § 983.211(a);§ 983.258
Availability Period End: December 31, 2020

Section 10: PUBLIC HOUSING (PH) PROGRAM WAIVERS

PH-11 - Designated Housing Plan Renewals
Statutory/Regulatory Waiver: 42 USC 1437e(f)
Availability Period End: December 31, 2020

PH-12 - Public Housing Agency Annual Self-Inspections
Statutory/Regulatory Waiver: 42 USC 1437d(f)(3);24 CFR § 902.20(d)
Availability Period End: December 31, 2020

Section 13: WAIVERS AND ALTERNATIVE REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO THE INDIAN HOUSING BLOCK GRANT (IHBG) PROGRAM

13j - IHBG-CARES Funds Not Counted in Undisbursed Funds Factor
Statutory/Regulatory Waiver: 24 CFR § 1000.342
Availability Period End: Variable, to the extent necessary


Extensions of Availability Periods

Section 7: WAIVERS APPLICABLE TO BOTH PUBLIC HOUSING AND HCV PROGRAMS

PH and HCV-1 - PHA 5-Year and Annual Plan Submission Dates, Significant Amendment Requirements
Previous Period of Availability End: July 31, 2020
Amended Period of Availability End: December 31, 2020

PH and HCV-3 - Family Income and Composition: Annual Examination - Income Verification Requirements
Previous Period of Availability End: July 31, 2020
Amended Period of Availability End: December 31, 2020

PH and HCV-4 - Family Income and Composition: Interim Examinations
Previous Period of Availability End: July 31, 2020
Amended Period of Availability End: December 31, 2020

PH and HCV-5 - Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) Monitoring
Previous Period of Availability End: July 31, 2020
Amended Period of Availability End: December 31, 2020

PH and HCV-7 - Waiting List: Opening and Closing; Public Notice
Previous Period of Availability End: July 31, 2020
Amended Period of Availability End: December 31, 2020

Section 8: HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM WAIVERS - HOUSING QUALITY STANDARDS (HQS) INSPECTION

HQS-1 - Initial Inspection Requirements
Previous Period of Availability End: July 31, 2020
Amended Period of Availability End: December 31, 2020

HQS-2 - Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Pre-HAP Contract Inspections, PHA Acceptance of Completed Units
Previous Period of Availability End: July 31, 2020
Amended Period of Availability End: December 31, 2020

HQS-3 - Initial Inspection: Non-Life-Threatening Deficiencies (NLT) Option
Previous Period of Availability End: July 31, 2020
Amended Period of Availability End: December 31, 2020

HQS-4 - HQS Initial Inspection Requirement - Alternative Inspection Option
Previous Period of Availability End: July 31, 2020
Amended Period of Availability End: December 31, 2020

HQS-5 - HQS Inspection Requirement - Biennial Inspections
Previous Period of Availability End: October 31, 2020
Amended Period of Availability End: 1 year after the date on which the biennial inspection would have been required in the absence of the waiver

HQS-6 - HQS Interim Inspections
Previous Period of Availability End: July 31, 2020
Amended Period of Availability End: December 31, 2020

HQS-7 - PBV Turnover Unit Inspections
Previous Period of Availability End: July 31, 2020
Amended Period of Availability End: December 31, 2020

HQS-8 - PBV HAP Contract - HQS Inspections to Add or Substitute Units
Previous Period of Availability End: July 31, 2020
Amended Period of Availability End: December 31, 2020

HQS-9 - HQS Quality Control Inspections
Previous Period of Availability End: October 31, 2020
Amended Period of Availability End: December 31, 2020

HQS-10 - Homeownership Option - Initial HQS Inspection
Previous Period of Availability End: July 31, 2020
Amended Period of Availability End: December 31, 2020

Section 9: HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM WAIVERS - GENERAL

HCV-1 - Administrative plan
Previous Period of Availability End: July 31, 2020
Amended Period of Availability End: December 31, 2020

HCV-2 - Information When Family is Selected - PHA Oral Briefing
Previous Period of Availability End: July 31, 2020
Amended Period of Availability End: December 31, 2020

HCV-3 - Term of Voucher - Extensions of Term
Previous Period of Availability End: July 31, 2020
Amended Period of Availability End: December 31, 2020

HCV-4 - PHA Approval of Assisted Tenancy - When HAP Contract is Executed
Previous Period of Availability End: July 31, 2020
Amended Period of Availability End: December 31, 2020

HCV-11 - Homeownership Option - Homeownership counseling
Previous Period of Availability End: July 31, 2020
Amended Period of Availability End: December 31, 2020

Section 10: PUBLIC HOUSING PROGRAM WAIVERS

PH-4 - ACOP: Adoption of Tenant Selection Policies
Previous Period of Availability End: July 31, 2020
Amended Period of Availability End: December 31, 2020

PH-8 - Resident Council elections
Previous Period of Availability End: July 31, 2020
Amended Period of Availability End: December 31, 2020

PH-10 - Tenant Notifications for Changes to Project Rules and Regulations
Previous Period of Availability End: July 31, 2020
Amended Period of Availability End: December 31, 2020

Section 14: WAIVERS AND ALTERNATIVE REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO THE INDIAN HOUSING BLOCK GRANT (IHBG) PROGRAM

14b. - IHP Submission Deadline Extension for Annual IHBG Formula Grants (for 10/1/20 program year starts). IHPs due 1/17/20
Previous Period of Availability End: N/A
Amended Period of Availability End: N/A


Technical Corrections

Section 7: WAIVERS APPLICABLE TO BOTH PUBLIC HOUSING AND HCV PROGRAMS

PH and HCV-1 - PHA 5-Year and Annual Plan Submission Dates, Significant Amendment Requirements
Correction: The regulations waived also include 24 CFR §§ 903.13(c) and 903.23.

PH and HCV-3 - Family Income and Composition: Annual Examination; Income Verification Requirements
Correction: The regulations waived also include 24 CFR §§ 960.259(c) and 982.516(a).

PH and HCV-4 - Family Income and Composition: Interim Examinations
Correction: The regulations waived also include 24 CFR §§ 960.257(c) and 982.259(c).

Section 8: HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM WAIVERS - HOUSING QUALITY STANDARDS (HQS) INSPECTIONS

HQS-2 - Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Pre-HAP Contract Inspections, PHA Acceptance of Completed Units
Correction: The cite to 24 CFR § 983.301(b) is corrected to read 24 CFR § 983.103(b).

HQS-8 - PBV HAP Contract - HQS Inspections to Add or Substitute Units
Correction: The authorities waived also include Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016: Implementation of Various Section 8 Voucher Provisions" (82 Federal Register 5458, published January 18, 2017).

HQS-9 - HQS Quality Control Inspections
Correction: The regulations waived also include 24 CFR § 983.103(e)(3).

Section 9: HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM WAIVERS - GENERAL

HCV-2 - Information When Family is Selected - PHA Oral Briefing
Correction: The cite to 24 CFR § 982.301(a)(3) is corrected to read 24 CFR § 982.301(a)(1).

Section 10: PUBLIC HOUSING PROGRAM WAIVERS

PH-2 - Total Development Costs
Correction: The cite to 24 CFR § 905.314(c) is corrected to read 24 CFR § 905.314(c)-(d)


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