The Office of Multifamily Housing has recently issued a draft Bifurcation Notice for Public Comment to address complexities associated with Section 8 PBRA HAP contract bifurcations, in which single HAP contracts are divided into two or more HAP contracts following HUD approval. This Notice explains the standards and conditions a project owner must meet to obtain HUD approval to bifurcate a project-based Section 8 HAP contract. It also describes the steps involved in bifurcating a HAP contract following HUD approval. Throughout this Notice, HUD uses the term “bifurcate” to describe the division of a contract, even if the contract will be divided into more than two contracts.

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