CARH’S BROADCAST E-MAIL – Regulatory Update

November 30, 2023

In today’s Federal Register, the Department of Housing & Urban Development published a Notice that establishes operating cost adjustment factors (OCAFs) for project-based assistance contracts issued under Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 and renewed under the Multifamily Assisted Housing Reform and Affordability Act of 1997 (MAHRA) for eligible multifamily housing projects having an anniversary date on or after February 11, 2024. OCAFs are annual factors used to adjust Section 8 rents renewed under Section 515 or Section 524 of MAHRA.

According to HUD, through this Notice HUD also seeks public input on two proposed technical changes to its OCAF calculation method as noted below.

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