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Implementation and Approval of Owner Adopted Admissions Preferences for the Homeless

Housing Notice 2013-21, Implementation and approval of owner-adopted admissions preferences for individuals or families experiencing homelessness, was issued July 25, 2013.  This Notice provides guidance to HUD field offices, contract administrators, and property owners on the circumstances under which owners of assisted properties may adopt admissions preferences. This Notice clarifies 24 CFR §5.655(c)(1) – (c)(5) to allow for owners to adopt, with HUD approval, admissions preferences not specified in the regulation, in particular, a preference to house homeless families.

Should you have any questions about the Notice and/or the implementation of a homeless preference, please submit an email to the following email address:

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