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HUD/PIH RIN: 2577-AD00 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Tenant-Based Assistance -- Enhanced Vouchers (FR-5585)  

Through this rule, HUD codifies HUD’s policy regarding enhanced vouchers, a type of tenant-based voucher provided for under section 8(t) of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937.  Enhanced vouchers can become available to tenants when the owner leaves one of HUD’s project-based programs, such as by prepayment or opt-out.  Enhanced vouchers provide tenants a right to remain in the project, in which case the family must continue to contribute towards rent at least the amount the family was paying for rent on the eligibility event, and a higher enhanced payment standard is used to determine the amount of subsidy when the gross rent exceeds the normally applicable Public Housing Agency (PHA) payment standard.  The scenarios in which enhanced vouchers apply are, by statute, the following: (1) the prepayment of certain mortgages; (2) the voluntary termination of the insurance contract for the mortgage; (3) the termination or the expiration of a project-based section 8 rental assistance contract; and (4) the transaction under which a project that receives or has received assistance under the Flexible Subsidy Program is preserved as affordable housing. This rule updates HUD’s section 8 program regulations to include enhanced vouchers.

Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development(HUD)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 24 CFR 982   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 1437f    42 U.S.C. 3535(d)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/26/2016  81 FR 74372   
NPRM Comment Period End  12/27/2016 
Final Action  09/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Becky L. Primeaux
Director, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of Public and Indian Housing
451 Seventh Street SW, Room 4216,
Washington, DC 20410
Phone:202 402-6050