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

Operating Cost Adjustment Factors and Special Claims

We now require all operating cost adjustment factors (OCAFs) to be completed through the DocuSign process. We can no longer accept OCAF letters that are faxed, mailed or emailed back. Similarly, the special claims process is changing.

All special claims must be emailed to: specialclaims@rihousing.com in one single PDF file with the name of the property and the unit number in the subject line. We can no longer accept special claims that are faxed, mailed or emailed directly to the Contract Administrator.

Sites with more than one contract are now required to send in a rent schedule with all contracts included – even when effective dates differ. This will make the gross rent calculations more representative of the site as a whole.

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CONTACTS

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