HUD has released the draft revised Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide, the agency’s comprehensive guidance for renewing expiring Section 8 contracts, for public comment. Changes to text within chapters and sections will be denoted with an asterisk (*) to indicate specific changes in the text; this, however, is not the case for Chapter Two, which has been completely revised.  As part of these revisions, HUD is also advising the public that Section 9-23 describes HUD’s proposed revision to address when rents in a Rent Comparability Study (RCS) exceed 110 percent of the median gross rent by zip code.

Those interested in making comments should submit those comments by April 30, 2014 and can send them electronically to [email protected] or via mail to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Attention: Section 8 Renewal Guide, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 6134, Washington, DC 20410″“0500. Comments must specifically identify the section number, page, and paragraph number to which they refer.

Click here to view the draft revised Section 8 Renewal Policy Guidance.