Contract Administration / Section 8

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The Section 8 Program was authorized by Congress in 1974 and developed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide rental subsidies for eligible tenant families (including single persons) residing in newly constructed, rehabilitated, and existing rental and cooperative apartment projects. There are two types of Section 8 assistance provided by HUD in which a tenant's portion of the rent is based on 30% of their income. The first type of Section 8 assistance is "project-based" in which the subsidy is committed by HUD for the assisted units of a particular property for a contractually determined period. The other type of assistance is "tenant-based" in which the subsidy is committed by HUD on an individual tenant basis and monitored by local Housing Authorities.

Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) is currently in Annual Contribution Contract (ACC) with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as the Section 8 Performance-Based Contract Administrator (PBCA) for the State of Louisiana to monitor HUD's "project based" assets. The Agency began administering the program on April 1, 2003.

Currently, our portfolio consists of 176 contracts representing 14,750 units statewide.

List of Properties in the Corporation's Portfolio

The major tasks of LHC include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Monitor compliance of Section 8 project owners with their obligation to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing to assisted residents.
  • Pay Section 8 project owners accurately and timely.
  • Submit required documents accurately and timely to HUD (or as required by HUD).
  • Comply with HUD regulations and requirements, both current and as amended in the future, governing administration of Section 8 HAP contracts.

The Agency has eight core tasks defined in our Annual Contributions Contract (ACC)

1. Conduct Management and Occupancy Reviews
2. Adjust Contract Rents
3. Review and Pay Monthly Vouchers 
4.Renew HAP Contracts and Process Terminations or Expirations
5. Respond to Tenant Health, Safety, and Maintenance Issues
6. Report on LHC’s operating plans and progress 
7.Submit Year End Reports and Certifications
8. Submit Annual Financial Reports

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