HUD Establishes Operating Cost Adjustment Factors for 2017

CARH’S BROADCAST E-MAIL – Regulatory Update

October 5, 2016

In today’s Federal Register, the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) published a Notice that establishes operating cost adjustment factors (OCAFs) for Section 8 project-based rental assistance contracts with an anniversary date on or after February 11, 2017. As you know, OCAFs are annual factors used primarily to adjust the rents for contracts renewed under section 515 or section 524 of Multifamily Assisted Housing Reform and Affordability Act of 1997.

The 2017 OCAFs range anywhere from no change (Hawaii) to an increase of 2.4 percent (North Dakota). For most states, the OCAFs are between 1.5 and 2.2 percent.

If you have any questions, please contact the CARH national office at or 703-837-9001.

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