On Tuesday, November 24, HUD's Office of Multifamily Housing published a Housing Notice (HN), “Continued Availability of COVID-19 Supplemental Payments to Section 8, Section 202, and Section 811 Properties.”
HUD is opening a second application period for owners of Multifamily-assisted properties to apply for CARES Act supplemental funds to offset property expenditures to safely serve residents in light of COVID-19 social distancing requirements. This notice provides a method for owners to receive payments beyond the amounts available under the terms of their current rental assistance contracts.
The Housing Notice allows owners to submit COVID-19 Supplemental Payment (CSP) requests for expenses incurred through November 30, 2020. Requests are due to HUD or the Contract Administrator by December 11, 2020, and must be made using HUD's updated request form (HUD 52671-e). Tips for filling out the form are on the Multifamily home page under “what’s new.”
Tuesday’s Housing Notice also includes additional clarifications to the requirements announced on July 23, 2020 on eligibility of Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Section 8 properties, the scope of eligible activities, and allowable signatories for the request form. If you did not submit a CSP request, or your request was not approved during the previous solicitation period, you may apply again using the submission details contained in the Housing Notice.
Property owners and management agents should contact their assigned HUD Account Executive or Contract Administrator with any questions about property eligibility for a CSP.