Department of Housing and Urban Development Issues Notice on Waiting List Administration

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued PIH-2012-34 on administration of waiting lists for HUD’s housing choice voucher program (also known as the Section 8 program) and public housing program. The notice covers issues related to opening the waiting list, applicant selection, placing applicants on the waiting list, and outreach. It requires Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) to ensure that their processes for waiting list administration “conform to established rules and regulations, including fair housing civil rights laws and regulations, and must result in consistent, non-discriminatory determinations on applicant eligibility, placement of applicants on the waiting list, and selection of applicants from the waiting list.” Among other topics, the notice discusses how PHAs can ensure that their processes are accessible to, and do not discriminate against, people with disabilities.

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