COVID-19 Supplemental Payments

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released Notice H 2020-11 detailing the continued availability of funds for COVID-19 Supplemental Payments for PBRA properties under Section 8, 202, or Section 811 Programs. 

COVID-19 Supplemental Payments (CSP) are available to help Owner/Agents “prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus.” 

HUD has detailed the expenditures that will qualify for CSP reimbursement.

  • Increased frequency of cleaning and disinfecting common areas and property management offices as a preventative measure.
  • Intensive deep cleaning and sanitization services in response to presence of COVID-19 cases at the property, which may include treatment in units undergoing the make-ready process, in addition to common areas.
  • Office technology and other equipment needs to facilitate social distancing.
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face masks and goggles, gloves, hand hygiene products for use by property management staff and for residents entering leasing offices or using common areas.
  • Facility and equipment expenses related to maintaining adequate social distancing, including but not limited to cough/sneeze barriers or modifying or limiting access to communal spaces.
  • Site control measures in support of shelter-in-place, stay-at-home orders, or visitor restriction policies within properties. (Please review HUD’s Multifamily Q&A for COVID-19 for additional information about visitor restrictions.). 
  • Temporary staffing, contract services, overtime pay, and/or supply expenditures to maintain or enhance on-going service coordination in properties designated to serve the elderly or persons with disabilities (excludes Service Coordinator positions funded by a Multifamily Service Coordinator Grant).
  • Temporary staffing increases to process higher-than-normal volumes of interim tenant recertifications requested by tenants due to loss of income (includes overtime and new positions; excludes “hazard pay” bonuses). 

You can read detailed information about COVID-19 Supplemental Payments in HSG Notice 2020-11 Continued Availability of Funds for COVID-19 Supplemental Payments for Properties Receiving Project-Based Rental Assistance under the Section 8, Section 202, or Section 811 Programs

Requests can be made using HUD Form 52671 E COVID-19 Supplemental Payment Request. 

HUD recently updated their “Tips for Completing HUD Form 52671” document which can be found at