04-17PIHN.DOC - U.S Department of Housing and Urban...

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Public and Indian Housing ________________________________________________________________________ Special Attention of: Notice: PIH-2004-17 Tribes; Tribally Designated Housing Entities; Issued: August 18, 2004 ONAP Administrators Expired: August 31, 2005 Cross Reference: 24 CFR Part 1000 Subject: Recipient Inspection of Housing Units Assisted Under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA) and those Assisted Under the 1937 Housing Act. Purpose: This notice serves to clarify the requirements for recipient inspection of housing assisted under NAHASDA (the Act) and those assisted under the 1937 Housing Act. Questions have been received by HUD concerning the applicability of inspection requirements found in Section 403(b) of the Act to the various types or categories of housing assistance provided and the required frequency of such inspections. Summary: After review of the relevant statutory provisions and consultation with tribal governments and, where applicable, their tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs), the following has been affirmed or determined. Initial inspections by the recipient must be performed on all units constructed, acquired, and/or rehabilitated with Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) funds subsequent to the provision of such assistance, during the provision of such assistance and prior to occupancy by the beneficiary household or, in the instance of existing owner-occupied housing, upon completion of the rehabilitation work. The purpose of these inspections is to ensure that work performed and/or condition of the housing unit meets the recipient’s performance standards. Recurring recipient inspection requirements: apply to all units constructed, acquired, and/or rehabilitated with NAHASDA funds owned by the recipient and those assisted units not owned by the recipient but for which the recipient has an ongoing responsibility to provide maintenance; apply to all units constructed, acquired, and/or rehabilitated with NAHASDA funds covered by a lease-purchase agreement (under the conditions described below) to ensure that maintenance is being
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provided by the occupant/purchaser; apply to rental and homeownership units (under conditions described below) that were constructed, acquired and/or rehabilitated with funds provided under the 1937 Housing Act. Under the provisions of Section 502(b) of the Act these units shall be considered and maintained as affordable housing for purposes of NAHASDA.
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  • Fall '17
  • PROF FRED
  • Requirements analysis, Pre-shipment inspection, block grant

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