HUD Posts New “Payment Standards” Chapter for Voucher Guidebook

HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) has published a fourth new chapter, “Payment Standards,” as it incrementally revises the 13-chapter Housing Choice Voucher Guidebook (see Memo6/17). The previous guidebook (7420.10G) is from 2001. A notable change for this chapter is the inclusion of guidance regarding Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMRs), including detailed considerations a public housing agency (PHA) should take into account when deciding whether to apply SAFMRs to project-based vouchers (PBVs).

The new Payment Standards chapter, along with the three previous new chapters, is at:

More information about the voucher program is on page 4-1 of NLIHC’s 2019 Advocates’ Guide.