7. Term-Limited Assistance

The agency is authorized to implement term limits for families residing in public housing or receiving voucher assistance.

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

Activity

7.a. Term-Limited Assistance (PH)

The agency may limit the duration for which a family receives housing assistance.

7.b. Term-Limited Assistance (HCV)

The agency may limit the duration for which a family receives housing assistance.

Statutes and Regulations Waived

Term-Limited Assistance (PH)

Certain provisions of sections 6(l)(1) and 6(l)(5) of the 1937 Act and 24 C.F.R. and 966.4(a)(2).

Term-Limited Assistance (HCV)

Certain provisions of sections 8(o)(7)(A)-(C) of the 1937 Act and 24 C.F.R. 982.303, 982.309(a), 982.552(a), 983.256(f), and 983.257.

Safe Harbor(s) - 7.a. and 7.b.

  1. The term of assistance may not be shorter than 4 years.*
  2. Services, or referrals to services, must be provided by the agency or a partner organization to support preparing families for the termination of assistance.
  3. Agency must conduct an annual impact analysis.*
  4. Agency must exclude elderly and disabled families from term limit.*
  5. Agency must implement a hardship policy.*