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Notice CPD-22-10: Clarification of Rent Standard Requirement for the HOPWA Program


Date Published: July 2022


This Notice clarifies guidance on applying the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) program rent standard requirements at 24 CFR 574.320(a)(2).

HOPWA grantees are required to establish rent standards for their rental assistance programs. Per the HOPWA regulations, the rent standard shall be no more than the published section 8 fair market rent (FMR) or the HUD-approved community-wide exception rent for the unit size. The Notice clarifies options available to grantees for utilizing a HUD-approved community-wide exception rent as the rent standard for their HOPWA program.

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