Yesterday, HUD's Office of Housing published Housing Notice, H-2020-08 Availability of Funds for COVID-19 Supplemental Payments for Properties Receiving Project-Based Rental Assistance under Section 8, Section 202, or Section 811 Programs.
HUD is making CARES Act funds available to offset property expenditures to combat the effects of COVID-19.
The Notice provides a method for owners to receive payments beyond the amounts available under the terms of their current rental assistance contracts.
"HUD recognizes that many owners are also incurring additional operational costs to maintain their properties in decent, safe, and sanitary condition when owners have reason to believe that COVID-19 is or may be present in the community.
To the extent that rent receipts and other project funds are inadequate to address these needs and meet other ongoing financial obligations, HUD is now making available additional CARES Act funds for supplemental payments to offset recent property expenditures made to combat the effects of COVID-19."
The supplemental payments are to cover additional cleaning and disinfecting, additional staff, face coverings, and other expenses to help keep properties safe for residents.
HUD will consider requests to reimburse eligible expenses incurred between the enactment of the CARES Act (March 27, 2020) and July 31, 2020.
HUD has posted a draft of the CSP Request Form (HUD 52671-E) so that owner/agents may submit payment requests.
Owner/agents should contact their Contract Administrator or HUD Account Executive with any questions about property eligibility for a CSP.
This Notice applies to administration of the following programs:
Specific eligible activities and purchases for which costs may be reimbursed through CSP requests include the following:
CSP funding is not being provided on a first-come, first-served basis.