SRO Laws and Regulations

This page contains the authorizing laws, regulations, and notices for the former Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Program. Click the title of the law or Notice to download the document. 


The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

This Act established legislative authority for homeless assistance programs. It has been recently amended by the HEARTH Act in 2009.

Date Published: July 1987

Multifamily Assisted Housing Reform and Affordability Act of 1997

The purpose of this Act is to retain critical affordable housing resources represented by the supply of FHA-insured Section 8 assisted housing and maintain it in good physical and financial condition while, at the same time, reducing the cost of the ongoing Federal subsidy. In carrying out the Program, HUD works with willing participating administrative entities (PAEs), owners and lenders to reduce Section 8 rents and operating expenses to true market levels and also provide for the project's capital improvement needs.

Date Published: September 2001


SRO Federal Regulation

This program provides rental assistance in connection with the moderate rehabilitation of residential properties that, when renovations are completed, will contain upgraded single occupancy units for individuals who are homeless.

Date Published: April 2004