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Repositioning Public Housing

Repositioning moves families from a public housing platform to other forms of HUD rental assistance, such as Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV), Project-Based Vouchers (PBV), or project-based rental assistance (PBRA). This change can help PHAs preserve affordable housing units, address rehabilitation and physical needs, and place properties on a more stable financial foundation. 

 

Repositioning Public Housing

Repositioning moves families from a public housing platform to other forms of HUD rental assistance, such as Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV), Project-Based Vouchers (PBV), or project-based rental assistance (PBRA). This change can help PHAs preserve affordable housing units, address rehabilitation and physical needs, and place properties on a more stable financial foundation.

 


 

 

GUIDES TO REPOSITIONING

These Guides review the different options and associated planning considerations, available to PHAs as they consider the long-term future of their portfolios, with a focus on converting public housing properties and/or assistance to the Section 8 Program platform. The Guides present repositioning options (specific to the PHA size) in an accessible format to PHAs and their Governing Bodies, their staff, residents, and community members. Each Guide addresses the unique characteristics and opportunities most appropriate to PHAs of the respective size grouping of public housing units.

 

HELPFUL HANDOUTS

Topic

Description

Choice Neighborhood: Repositioning & Beyond

Provides information about developing mixed-income housing through Choice Neighborhoods grants.​ 

Common Repositioning Financing Sources

Provides a list of common financing sources that PHAs may want to consider when conducting rehabilitation or new development

Community Supportive Services (CSS) Program & Repositioning

Chart provides information about the impact various repositioning strategies have on CSS programs and participants

DDTF & ARF Summary

Chart explains some of the key elements of Demolition Disposition Transition Fees (DDTF) and Asset Repositioning Fees (ARF)

Determining Capital Needs

Intended to help PHAs understand the differences between a RAD Capital Needs Assessment (CNA) and a Section 18 Physical Needs Assessment (PNA)

Environmental Reviews for non-RAD Repositioning

An introduction to the environmental review requirements for non-RAD repositioning

Establishing an Owner Entity

Information on establishing a separate legal entity (owner entity) to further a PHA’s repositioning goals

Faircloth Limit FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions regarding PHA’s Faircloth Limit

How PHAs Can Leverage Partnerships with HFAs This memo encourages PHAs to engage with their state Housing Finance Agencies (HFA)
Pensions & Administrative Considerations Provides tips for PHAs to consider when analyzing their pension and administrative costs as part of their repositioning strategy
Public Housing Closeout FAQs (March 2022) Shows FAQs for PHAs closing out their ACC inventory
Repositioning & Public Housing Funds Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the use of Public Housing Funds for repositioning
Repositioning for Residents Answers to frequently asked questions that Public Housing residents may have regarding repositioning.  
Repositioning Options: Summary of Key Characteristics Chart compares the key program characteristics of each main repositioning option, from eligibility for TPVs to impact on Faircloth

 

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