SECTION 8 CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION

The Project-Based Section 8 program is one of the largest housing resources for low-income individuals and families in Rhode Island. RIHousing serves as the Contract Administrator on behalf of HUD for project-based Section 8 in Rhode Island. Under the program, a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contract is entered between HUD and the project’s owner for a specific period of time. Eligible tenants generally pay 30% of adjusted income toward rent and HUD provides the HAP subsidy for the remaining portion of the rent to the owner.

As Contract Administrator, RIHousing:

  • Processes monthly tenant vouchers
  • Processes Housing Assistance Payments
  • Processes rent and utility adjustments
  • Performs Management and Occupancy Review, that includes a physical inspection

As Contract Administrator, RIHousing:

  • Processes monthly tenant vouchers
  • Processes Housing Assistance Payments
  • Processes rent and utility adjustments
  • Performs Management and Occupancy Review, that includes a physical inspection

Management and Occupancy Reviews

Annual Rent Adjustments (OCAFs and RCSs)

RIHousing is now requiring all OCAFs to be completed through the Docusign process. Contract Administrators (CAs) have been using Docusign to send out OCAF letters for over a year. We can no longer accept OCAF letters that are faxed or mailed. Please Let your CA know if you have any trouble completing the letter.

Important note: Those with Annual Adjustments due in early 2020 may have noticed a delay from our office in initiating the process. We are currently waiting on HUD to release the new Annual Adjustment factor for 2020. Until the OCAF is published we are unable to begin these annual renewals. As soon as it is released we will begin. We start the process early and expect to still have all ARs completed before their effective dates

Contract Renewals

Vouchers and Special Claims

In accordance with standard industry practice, RIHousing will no longer be sending out correction letters with unbalanced vouchers. Contract Administrators (CAs) will send instead the voucher report, the HUD-52670 report, and the TRACS error report. Using these reports, sites should be able to identify and correct any errors for the following month’s submission.

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CONTACTS

Hope Lanphear
401-429-1409
hlanphear@rihousing.com