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COVID-19 PANDEMIC NOTICE OF INITIAL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR FEDERAL RENTAL ASSISTANCE ADMINISTERED BY THE DIVISION OF RENTAL ASSISTANCE

Date: 
03/25/2020
Author: 
DHCD

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  • DHCD will temporarily suspend as of the date of this notice federal rental assistance terminations, including Sec8 HCV, MTW, and Sec8 Mod Rehab, in all cases other than those involving violent or drug-related criminal activity that seriously affects the health and safety of other residents.
  • DHCD will waive the extension requirements set forth in DHCD’s Administrative Plan §5.5.2. The 60 day voucher search term shall be extended automatically until 30 calendar days past the expiration of the state of emergency.
  • any temporary cash-based income support from federal or state government stimulus legislation that might stem from the state of emergency will be excluded from income for the purpose of rent calculation.
  • During the state of emergency, DHCD will permit RAAs to temporarily waive rules requiring notarization and/or in-person verification of self-verification documentation(see Administrative Plan § 6.1), with the understanding that if there is a question of the veracity of the self-verification, follow-up inquiries may be conducted at a later time.
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