HUD recently published Housing Notice 20-8, Availability of Funds for COVID-19 Supplemental Payments (CSPs) for Properties Receiving Project-Based Rental Assistance under the Section 8, Section 202 or Section 811 Programs.
HUD is making available $224 million of CARES Act funds available to offset property expenditures to combat the effects of COVID-19. This notice provides a method for owners to receive payments beyond the amounts available under the terms of their current rental assistance contracts.
The supplemental payments may cover additional cleaning and disinfecting, additional staff, face coverings and other expenses to help keep properties safe for residents. The Housing Notice allows owners to submit payment requests for expenses incurred between March 27 and July 31, 2020. Requests are due to HUD or the Contract Administrator by August 5, 2020 via this form. Instructions to accompany the form are in the Housing Notice H 20-8.
Property owners and management agents should contact their assigned HUD Account Executive or Contract Administrator with any questions about property eligibility for a CSP.