3. Reexaminations

The agency is authorized to implement a reexamination program that differs from the reexamination program currently mandated in the 1937 Act and its implementing regulations. The terms “low-income families” and “very low-income families” shall continue to be defined by reference to section 3(b)(2) of the 1937 Act. MTW agencies must continue to determine the initial eligibility of the family in accordance with provisions of 24 C.F.R. 5.609.

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

Activity

3.a. Alternative Reexamination Schedule for Households (PH)

The agency may establish an alternative reexamination schedule for households.

3.b. Alternative Reexamination Schedule for Households (HCV)

The agency may establish an alternative reexamination schedule for households.

Statutes and Regulations Waived

Alternative Reexamination Schedule for Households (PH)

Certain provisions of sections 3(a)(1) and 3(a)(2)(E) of the 1937 Act and 24 C.F.R. 960.257(a)-(b).

Alternative Reexamination Schedule for Households (HCV)

Certain provisions of section 8(o)(5) of the 1937 Act and 24 C.F.R. 982.516 (a)(1) and 982.516(c)(2).

Safe Harbor(s) - 3.a. and 3.b.

  1. Reexaminations must occur at least every three years.
  2. The agency must allow at least one interim adjustment per year at the request of the household, if the household gross income has decreased 10% or more.
  3. Agency must implement an impact analysis.*
  4. Agency must include a hardship policy.*

Activity

3.c. Self-Certification of Assets (PH)

At reexamination the agency may allow the self-certification of assets.

3.d. Self-Certification of Assets (HCV)

At reexamination the agency may allow the self-certification of assets.

Statutes and Regulations Waived

Self-Certification of Assets (PH)

Certain provisions of sections 3(a)(1) and 3(a)(2)(E) of the 1937 Act and 24 C.F.R. 960.259(c)(2).

Self-Certification of Assets (HCV)

Certain provisions of section 8(o)(5) of the 1937 Act and 24 C.F.R. 982.516 (a)(3).

Safe Harbor(s) - 3.c. and 3.d.

  1. At reexamination the agency may allow the self-certification of assets only up to $50,000.