Do you have any Questions? HUD seeks input on Section 8

HUD Seeks Input on Section 8 Guide, Reveals Policy Priorities

By John Voket


Right now across the US, your RIS Consumer Confidant knows that private landlords manage approximately 3.1 million low-income households. So those many landlords and property managers should take a few moments to learn about a couple of significant recent announcements from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development about its Section 8 program.

According to, Ben Metcalf, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing Programs has announced the establishment of a HUD Program Administration Office, which has developed a set of 25 policy priorities for calendar year 2014. These priorities fall in five broad and overarching categories:

Another important development involves HUD releasing the long-awaited draft revisions to its Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide, the agency’s comprehensive guidance for renewing expiring Section 8 contracts, for public comment.

Anyone interested in making comments should submit those comments by April 30. Send them electronically to or via mail to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Attention: Section 8 Renewal Guide, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 6134, Washington, DC 20410–0500.

Comments must specifically identify the section number, page, and paragraph number to which they refer.

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