HOPWA FAQ
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Can STRMU payments pay for telephone service?

Date Published: May 2006

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CORRECTED RESPONSE in CPD Notice 06-07, issued 8/3/06

NO, not as a housing cost reported as STRMU. However, in some situations, a grantee may determine that their HOPWA programs will allow for supportive services that include reasonable costs for basic phone services that are determined to be needed to assist the beneficiary in accessing services, such as maintaining consistent and accurate participation with medical treatment protocols, care or other essential supportive services. As an additional consideration for rural or small population areas, these supportive service cost may involve reasonable costs for long-distance services, if needed, for connecting clients to this available support.


Tags: HOPWA Rental Assistance - Short-term Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance (STRMU) Payments

FAQ ID:

811