Richland County Housing Authority COVID-19 Adopted Waivers Notice PIH 2020-5
Adopted: April 13, 2020
Expires: The waivers remain in effect until amended, suspended, or rescinded.
“Pursuant to the authority provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (Public Law 116-136), HUD is waiving and establishing alternative requirements for numerous statutory and regulatory requirements for the Public Housing program, Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program, and Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) program. These waivers provide administrative flexibilities and relief to public housing agencies (PHAs), Indian tribes, and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) in response to the COVID-19 national emergency. With respect to the Public Housing and HCV programs, use of these waivers is at the discretion of the PHA; however, HUD strongly encourages PHAs to utilize any and all waivers and alternative requirements as necessary to keep public housing and HCV programs operational to the extent practicable.”
Pursuant Notice PIH 2020-5, The Richland County Housing Authority has adopted waivers/alternative requirements applicable to the Housing Choice Voucher Program outlined in the notice effective April 13, 2020, (Refer to the Summary of Public Housing and HCV Waivers and attached PIH Notice 2020-5). These waivers remain in effect until amended, suspended, rescinded or period of availability has expired. The period of availability of the waivers/alternative requirements, collectively or individually, may only be extended by PIH notice should HUD determines this to be necessary. At any time, the Richland County Housing Authority reserves the right to revert to regular program requirements and operations.
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