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HUD/PIH RIN: 2577-AD02 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Limited Regulation Revision of 24 CFR Part 972; Cost Test Revision (FR-6056) 

Section 533 of the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-276) amended section 22 of the United States Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 1437, et seq.). As amended, section 533 authorizes Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) to convert a development to tenant-based assistance by removing the development or a portion of the development from its public housing inventory and providing for relocation of the residents or provision of tenant-based assistance to them. This action is permitted only when that change would be cost effective, be beneficial to residents of the development and the surrounding area, and not have an adverse impact on the availability of affordable housing. To implement this requirement, HUD published a final rule on March 21, 2006, (71 FR 14328) that provides the cost methodology that PHAs must use to determine whether a voluntary conversion would be cost effective. This proposed rule would rescind the current (excel-based) cost-test at 24 CFR 972.218 (and related regulatory Appendix and Excel Calculator) and propose an alternative process for issuing the cost-test. This revision aims to reduce regulatory burdens and requirements on PHAs that are pursuing voluntary conversion, including streamlining the administrative requirements associated with the Conversion Assessment and Conversion Plan.

Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development(HUD)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 24 CFR 972   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 1437p    42 U.S.C. 3535(d)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/00/2022 
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:
Jane Hornstein
Director, Special Applications Center
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of Public and Indian Housing
77 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 2400,
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone:312 913-8766