Subpart K: Leasing, Support Services, and Operations
This module provides guidance for program administrators, property owners, property managers, maintenance staff, contractors, and compliance staff, and includes handouts that must be provided to tenants. Program administrators are encouraged to make sure the right tools are provided to each of these participants and that they keep proper records.
Subpart K: Leasing, Support Services, and Operations (LSSO) applies to costs paid with federal funds where housing is provided. Programs that provide services such as medical care, education, or food service are not considered housing assistance programs and are not covered by the LSHR regulation. Programs that assist in renting, improving, operating, or maintaining housing are covered. This can include activities such as, but not limited to:
- Leasing or operating emergency shelters or transitional housing, if the housing is not exempt
- Rental application fees, if the assisted person moves into the unit
- First and/or last month’s rent
- Security and utility deposits
If acquisition assistance is provided, see Subpart K: Acquisition.
If the federally assisted project includes rehabilitation of the structure, Subpart J: Rehabilitation is likely to apply.
Summary of LSHR Requirements for LSSO
Different HUD activities have different requirements, this chart summarizes the ones for LSSO. Details on these requirements are found in this module.
|Approach to Lead Hazard Evaluation and Reduction||Identify and stabilize deteriorated paint|
|Lead Hazard Evaluation||Visual Assessment|
|Lead Hazard Reduction||Paint Stabilization – Safe Work Practices and Clearance|
|Ongoing Maintenance||Yes (if ongoing relationship)|
|Elevated Blood Lead Level (EBLL) Requirements||Yes|
|Options||Test deteriorated paint
Use safe work practices only on lead-based paint (LBP) surfaces