As a follow up to our January 12, 2015 post, HUD published a proposed rule that seeks to alleviate administrative burdens and streamline requirements across the public housing, Section 8, and multifamily housing rental assistance programs. Many of HUD’s proposals stem from innovations implemented by Moving to Work (MTW) participants. The proposed rule makes these innovations available to non-MTW agencies and owners, which is particularly important in light of increasingly limited resources to serve low-income families.
Ballard Spahr’s comments to the proposed rule supports many of HUD’s proposals and suggests ways to further improve other proposals. We look forward to the next stage in the process and are hopeful the rule will lead to new ways of enhancing the delivery of services to the families living in the nation’s affordable housing stock.