HUD has published Notice PIH 2012-04, “Effective Use of the Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) System’s Deceased Tenants Report to Reduce Subsidy Payment & Administrative Errors.” It was issued on January 1, 2012 and applies to HUD-PIH rental assistance programs, including: Public Housing, Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation, Project-Based Voucher, Project-Based Certificate; and Housing Choice Voucher programs.
This notice explains the procedures PHAs are required to implement to deal with families with deceased household members. The implementation of the procedures outlined in this notice will ensure that PHAs successfully submit accurate data to HUD via the Public and Indian Housing Information Center (PIC) and that PHAs do not make subsidy overpayments on behalf of deceased single member households. Where overpayments have been made, the PHA will recoup the overpayment from the landlord/owner of the rental property under the programs noted in Section 2 of this notice, with the exception of the Public Housing program. This notice supersedes PIH Notices 2010-50 and 2010-09.
A copy of the notice may be found here: http://portal.hud.gov/huddoc/12-04pihn.doc