14. Moving On Policy

Moving On enables individuals and families who are able and want to move on from permanent supportive housing (PSH) by providing mainstream housing options (i.e., PH, HCV, LNT) and resources necessary to maintain housing stability.

Safe harbors marked with an asterisk (*) cannot be waived through either the Safe Harbor Waiver process or the Agency-Specific Waiver process.

Activity

14.a. Waive Initial HQS Inspection Requirement (HCV)

For participants who will continue leasing the same unit, the agency is authorized to accept the most recent HQS inspection from the partner agency in place of an initial HQS inspection.

14.b. Allow Income Calculations from Partner Agencies (PH & HCV)

The agency is authorized to accept income calculations from the partner agencies.  The agency is still required to complete all required fields in Form HUD-50058 MTW Expansion, or successor form.

14.c.  Aligning Tenant Rents and Utility Payments between Partner Agencies (PH & HCV)

The agency is authorized to set tenant rents and/or make adjustments to the total tenant payment to ensure that clients referred from the partner agency are not subject to an increase in rental payments or increase in utility payments due to transferring from a permanent supportive housing program to a public housing or HCV program.

Statutes and Regulations Waived

Moving On Activities (PH & HCV)

Certain provisions of sections 3(a)(1)-(3), 8(o)(2)(A), 8(o)(8)(A) of the Act, the definition of “responsible entity” in 24 C.F.R. 5.100, 24 C.F.R. 5.603, 24 C.F.R. 5.628, 24 C.F.R. 5.630, 24 C.F.R. 5.634, 24 C.F.R. 960.253, 24 C.F.R. 982.405(a).

Safe Harbor(s) - 14.a.-14.c.

  1. Initial income eligibility must be determined in accordance with 24 C.F.R. 5.609 of the 1937 Act.*
  2. Agencies must continue to allow participants to request an interim HQS inspection.
  3. Any income calculations that are accepted from partner agencies must have been calculated within the past year.
  4. Screenings for lifetime sex offender status and convictions of drug-related criminal activity for manufacture or production of methamphetamine on the premises of federally assisted housing must continue and are not waivable.*