HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs published an updated version of the Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide (Guide), the book that provides guidance on renewing long-term, project-based Section 8 housing assistance payment (HAP) contracts. The transmittal memorandum provides a brief description of 27 changes and links to the relevant sections of the Guide where changes are presented in italics. In addition, Chapter 9, pertaining to rent comparability studies, is completely reorganized and updated.
The revised Guide was published on June 30 and will apply to renewals and rent amendment packages received or postmarked on or after July 28. The last major revision was published on August 3, 2015 (see Memo, 8/17/15).
Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide is at: http://bit.ly/2tqnmmS.