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Notice Section 1.2 General Program Description Notice Section 1.7 Special Provisions Affecting Conversions to PBRA Notice Section 1.7.A PBRA Contract Terms Notice Section 1.7.A.1 Length of Contract Notice Section 1.7.A.2 Mandatory Contract Renewal Notice Section 1.7.A.3 Ownership or Control Notice Section 1.7.A.4 RAD Use Agreement Notice Section 1.7.A.5 Initial Contract Rent Setting Notice Section 1.7.A.6 Method of Adjusting Contract Rents Notice Section 1.7.A.7 Distributions Notice Section 1.7.A.8 Transfer of Assistance Notice Section 1.7.A.9 RAD Rehab Assistance Payments Notice Section 1.7.A.10 Future Statutory or Administrative Changes Notice Section 1.7.A.11 Floating Units Notice Section 1.7.A.12 UPCS (REAC) Inspections
Questions on The PBRA Program

Post-Closing Audit/Financial Data Schedule

Relative to future audits, I'm guessing a PH development converted to PBRA via RAD would be treated like any other 4350.1 property (Section 8 New Construction, 236, etc.) in that a separate audit would be required, but that the former PH property would no longer be included in the Housing Authority's Financial Data Schedule - is that right?

The RAD PBRA contract will require the electronic submission of annual financial statement data to HUD. However, the PHA will also record financials for the property under "Other Business" in FASS-PH.

Waitlist Management for PBRA Conversions

I am converting a public housing project to RAD using PBRA. There is an existing public housing project-specific waiting list, and I’m planning to implement a project-specific PBRA waiting list. What happens to folks currently on the public housing project-specific waiting list? Post-RAD, how would we select an applicant to fill a vacated unit?

See Section 1.7.C.3 of the RAD Notice, which discusses establishment of the new waiting list. Because your project has an existing project-specific public housing waiting list, all applicants on that waiting list would transfer to the new post-RAD PBRA waiting list, where their priority will be “in accordance with the date and time of their application to the original project's waiting list” as required by the RAD Notice. After transferring all applicants from the existing public housing waiting list, you would then manage the new PBRA waiting list, and select applicants from that waiting list to fill vacated units, in accordance with the requirements of HUD Handbook 4350.3 (Chapter 4 Waiting List and Tenant Selection).

Security Deposit Requirements for RAD PBRA Conversions

We have converted 164 units of PH to RAD under PBRA. Are we now required to pay interest on Security Deposits and to keep these funds in a separate bank account?

RAD PBRA conversions are subject to HUD Handbook 4350.3 Occupancy Requirements for Subsidized Programs. Paragraph 6-17.B of the Handbook states, "The owner must place the security deposits into a segregated, interest-bearing account. The balance of the account must equal the total amount collected from all tenants then in occupancy, plus any accrued interest." Also refer to paragraph 6-18 regarding 'Refunding and Use of the Security Deposit' which states that any interest earned on the security deposit is to be paid at move-out, provided the tenant is due a refund of the security deposit. For existing tenants, this requirement applies to any security deposits carried over from their public housing tenancy. No new or additional security deposit can be required for existing tenants. For new tenants, collection of security deposits must be done in accordance with the HAP Contract and with the requirements of the Handbook.

Work Requirements after Conversion for New Residents

Are work requirements for new residents (not returning residents) permitted under PBRA?

Owners may not require a specific minimum income, however, owners may adopt a Working Families preference in selecting families from the waiting list for those families in which the head of household or spouse is employed. Even if the owner adopts such a preference, however, discrimination against persons unable to work is prohibited. Owners must not deny the preference to households in which the head or spouse is 62 or older, or to a person with disabilities. Refer to HUD Handbook 4350.3, REV-1, Chapter 4, Paragraphs 4-6.C.2 and 4-8.A.