February 17, 2023In HUD Announcements, News, Uncategorized2 Minutes

FHA Announces Request for Public Comment on PBRA Standard Program and Renewal Contract

On February 2, 2023, HUD published in the Federal Register an advance notice of proposed rulemaking and request for public comment on Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) Standard Program Regulation and the Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) renewal contract. To reduce regulatory complexities, the Office of Multifamily Housing Programs (MFH) envisions a single Section 8 project-based rental assistance program regulation consisting of a standardized set of Section 8 program requirements and a single form of section 524 renewal contract. This notice invites members of the public and affected parties to provide comments on these proposed changes from now until April 3, 2023.

Methods for submitting public comments.

  1. By mail to:
    The Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development
    451 7th Street SW, Room 10276
    Washington, DC 20410-0500

    To ensure timely receipt of comments, HUD recommends that comments submitted by standard mail be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the deadline.

  2. Electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at:

    HUD strongly encourages commenters to submit comments electronically to allow the maximum time to prepare and submit comments, ensure timely receipt by HUD, and enable HUD to make comments immediately available to the public.

Note: To receive consideration as public comments, comments must be submitted through one of the two methods specified above. All submissions must refer to the docket number and title of the rule.

Docket Number:

Docket Name:
FR–6320–A–01 Federal Housing Administration (FHA): Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance: Standard Program Regulation and Renewal Contract; Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Request for Public Comment

Our response

CMS and Bremerton Housing Authority will be compiling a detailed response in order to ensure that all of our partners’ needs are taken into consideration by the Federal Housing Administration as they continue to draft any official changes to this process. We pride ourselves on being advocates for all parties involved in Section 8 Multifamily housing and would welcome any input via our contact form.