Update May 26, 2021 – TO ALL RESIDENTS, APPLICANTS AND OTHERS: Notification of HUD COVID-19 Waivers to Residents, Applicants and Others

May 26, 2021

TO ALL RESIDENTS, APPLICANTS AND OTHERS

Notification of HUD COVID-19 Waivers to Residents, Applicants and Others

On November 30, 2020 HUD issued PIH Notice 2020-33 (HA), Rev-2 which supersedes PIH Notice 2020-13 and PIH Notice 2020-05, which provides Statutory and Regulatory Waivers and Alternative Requirements. As required, THA is notifying all families of the waivers to be adopted by THA and any impact it may have on any applicant or participant. The Tupelo Housing Authority has adopted several of the waivers which will allow us to continue to provide services to all residents, applicants, and others during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are the waivers the THA is adopting.

If you should have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call.

WAIVERWAIVER SUMMARY/DATE OF AVAILABILITYHOW DOES THIS EFFECT YOU?
PH and HCV-1 PHA 5-YEAR and Annual Plan Submission DatesProvides alternative dates for submission.   Availability period ends December 31, 2020Due to limitations on large public gatherings and the need to postpone public hearings, HUD established alternative deadlines for some PHAs.
PH and HCV-2 Family Income and Composition: Delayed Annual ExaminationsPermits the PHA to delay the annual reexamination of income and family composition.   Availability period ends June 30, 2021.Will provide THA additional time to complete annual examinations if needed.
PH and HCV-3 Family Income and Composition: Annual Examination; Income Verification Requirements  Waives the requirement to use the income hierarchy, including the use of EIV, and will allow PHAs to consider self certification as the highest form of income verification.       Availability period ends December 31, 2021.Will allow annual examinations to be performed by allowing tenants to self-certify income. Third party verification will not be required. The information provided must be complete and accurate. False information submitted is subject to lease termination.
PH and HCV-4 Family Income and Composition: Interim ExaminationsWaives the requirement to use the income verification requirements, including the use of EIV, for interim reexaminations.   Availability period ends December 31, 2021Will allow interim reexaminations to be performed by allowing tenants to self-certify income. Third party verification will not be required. The information provided must be complete and accurate. False information submitted is subject to lease termination.
PH and HCV-5 Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) Monitoring  • Waives the mandatory EIV monitoring requirements.   Availability period ends December 31, 2021  N/A
PH-5 Community Service and Self Sufficiency Requirement (CSSR)Temporarily suspends Community Service and Self Sufficiency Requirement   Availability period ends April 30, 2022Tenants will not be subject to the Community Service and Self Sufficiency Requirement until the next annual reexamination cycle.
PH-6 Energy AuditsAllows for delay in due dates of energy audits.   Availability period ends one year beyond 2020 audit deadlineN/A
11A  PHAS  Allows for alternatives related to inspections.    PHA to retain prior year PHAS score unless requests otherwise.N/A
11C Uniform Financial Reporting Standards: Filing of Financial Reports; Reporting Compliance DatesAllows for extensions of financial reporting deadlines.   Availability period ends March 31, 2022N/A
PH-12 Public Housing Agency Annual Self-InspectionsWaives the requirement that the PHA must inspect each project.   Availability ends December 31, 2020THA will not perform annual inspections in 2020. Annual inspections will resume in 2021.
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