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Model Admin Plan and Guide
Model Admin Plan and Guide
Our Model Admin Plan has undergone extensive revisions relating to the Housing Opportunity for Modernization Act (HOTMA). See details below.
NMA's Model Administrative Plan provides you with expert guidance in a time-saving, user-friendly format, doing the heavy lifting of policy-making for you and potentially saving your agency hundreds of hours of work.
- The model plan provides the basis for writing your agency’s administrative plan by recommending language for each area in which PHAs have discretion or flexibility to develop their own policies.
- For each policy, the accompanying instruction guide offers important points to consider and customizable policy choices so that you can choose the best policy to suit your agency’s needs.
- The model plan cites and describes HUD regulations and other requirements in detail, which presents your agency with a solid foundation in policy-making.
Subscribing to our revision service ensures that your policy is always up to date as HUD makes regulatory changes. It can help your agency attain a thorough and accurate administrative plan that covers all the bases, making this a vital tool for managing your voucher program.
NMA's Model Administrative Plan
Click here to view a sample of the Model Admin Plan.
Click here to view a sample of the Admin Plan Guide.
Click here to view the title page and Table of Contents.
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Recent revision history
For 2023, the Model Administrative Plan has undergone extensive revisions throughout to account for Housing Opportunity for Modernization Act (HOTMA), including changes for the Final Rule issued February 14, 2023, Notice PIH 2023-27, and other sources of HUD guidance on HOTMA. In addition to these sweeping changes, the 2023 Model Plan includes:
- VAWA clarifications to better align with current guidelines such as the implementation Guidance for VAWA 2022 published in the Federal Register on January 4, 2023.
- Addition of a new section on Discrimination Complaints, which includes guidance from Notice FHEO 2023-01.
- Revisions regarding the Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Initiative per Notice PIH 2023-04.
- Updates to account for the Federal Register notice issued March 3, 2023, on subsidy layering requirements.
- Clarifications on disparate impact and discriminatory effects per the final rule dated March 31, 2023.
- Updates to account for the most recent Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) notice, PIH 2023-19.
- The addition of a new section on Stability Vouchers in the Special Housing Types chapter.
- Other clarifications and modifications to reflect industry best practices, and to ensure that the content is user-friendly, current, and in compliance with all recent HUD regulations and guidance.
For 2022, the Model Administrative Plan has been brought current with all recent HUD requirements and guidance, including the following:
- Changes to incorporate guidance from HUD’s new HCV Guidebook chapters
- Revisions regarding Notice PIH 2022-18 on the use of administrative fee funding for “other expenses”
- Updates to account for the final rule, “Streamlining and Implementation of Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act Changes to Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program,” published May 17, 2022
- Extensive revisions for the Federal Register notice implementing the Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities (FSHO) amendments, published January 24, 2022
- Additions regarding Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) as specified in the revised VASH implementation notice, published in the Federal Register September 27, 2021
- Changes to Chapter 15 on Special Housing Types for Form HUD-52641, Notice PIH 2021-05 on Shared Housing, and the new HCV Guidebook, and to improve the chapter’s utility
- Updates to account for the June 2020 version of the RAD PBV Quick Reference Guide
- Clarifications regarding Social Security and SSI benefits, repayment policies, and record retention as discussed in Notice PIH 2018-18
- Other clarifications and modifications to reflect industry best practices, and to ensure that the content is user-friendly, current, and in compliance with all recent HUD regulations and guidance