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HUD/PIH RIN: 2577-AD05 Publication ID: Spring 2018 
Title: ●Uniform Physical Conditions Standards Vouchers (UPCS-V) Housing Choice Voucher Program Inspection Protocol (FR-6086) 

In the Joint Explanatory Statement accompanying the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, Public Law 114-113, approved December 18, 2015, which act appropriates FY 2016 funds for HUD, Congress directed HUD to implement a single inspection protocol for public housing and voucher units. This proposed rule would revise the physical inspection regulations for HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher program to conform them with the Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS) in use by other HUD programs.  The changes proposed by this rule would improve HUD’s oversight while ensuring that low-income, voucher assisted tenants reside in safe, habitable housing.  Under the proposed rule, a UPCS-based inspection protocol would be adopted in place of the existing housing quality standards, which are used by public housing agencies to determine if units are eligible to be assisted under the program.  This rule would address the standard used for inspection of housing choice voucher units and PHAs’ submission requirements and would clarify the tracking and resolution of identified deficiencies.

Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development(HUD)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 24 CFR 5    24 CFR 982    24 CFR 985   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 1437F (o)(8)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2018 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Daniel Williams
Director, Oversight and Evaluation Division Real Estate Assessment Center
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of Public and Indian Housing
451 7th Street SW,
Washington, DC 20410
Phone:202 475-8873