Master Book - Public Housing

The Public Housing Master Book is a comprehensive reference manual that consolidates HUD regulations, notices, guidebooks, handbooks, Webcasts, and industry practices into one convenient source.


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NMA Public Housing (PH) Master Book

This master book is an indispensable reference tool for all PHA staff and laid out in an easy-to-follow format that assists staff understand and apply complex HUD regulations and requirements. This master book includes:

  • An overview of the public housing program
  • Eligibility determination and occupancy standards
  • Waiting list management
  • Intake and tenant selection and suitability
  • Determining income, assets, and allowances
  • Total tenant payments (TTP) and rent calculations, including earned income disallowance (EID)
  • The leasing process
  • Annual and interim examinations
  • Terminations
  • Pets and service animals in public housing
  • Forms including form HUD-50058
  • HUD regulations, notices, and memos

Together with the annual revision service, this master book provides complete and current information on the public housing program as laws, regulations, and guidance continue to change. Click here to view the table of contents.

Do you have the most current version of this Master Book?

Below are the issue dates for the previous revisions to the Public Housing (PH) Master Book:

2016: For 2016, the  NMA Public Housing (PH) Master Book has been brought current with all recent regulatory requirements and guidance, including:

  • Sweeping changes brought about by the Streamlining Administration Regulations Final Rule, issued March 8, 2016, including modifications regarding verification, utility reimbursements, annual and interim reexaminations, and proration of assistance for mixed families, among other areas of program administration
  • Implementation guidance on the final rule as described in Notices PIH 2016-05 and PIH 2016-06
  • Updates regarding the use of arrest records in denials and terminations per Notice PIH 2015-19
  • Updates regarding the use of arrest records in denials and terminations per Notice PIH 2015-19

2015: For 2015, the NMA Public Housing Master Book has been brought current with all recent regulatory requirements and guidance, including:

  • Changes to the Community Service and Self-Sufficiency Requirement (CSSR) brought about by Notice PIH 2015-12
  • Modifications regarding flat rent provisions set forth in the 2015 appropriations act, implemented in the Federal Register notice dated September 8, 2015 and Notice PIH 2015-13
  • Updated citations to account for the final rule on affirmatively furthering fair housing
  • Other modifications and corrections for clarification and wording

2014: The 2014 revision to the NMA Public Housing Master Book includes the addition of the following regulatory changes:

  • Extensive additions regarding the new flat rent requirements mandated under the 2014 appropriations act and outlined in Notice PIH 2014-12 and its accompanying PIH-issued FAQs
  • Updates to account for the issuance of Notice PIH 2013-26, which extends the temporary compliance provisions of 2013-03
  • Updated language regarding nondiscrimination as outlined in Notice PIH 2014-20, which provides guidance on the equal access final rule
  • Changes throughout the book for the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA)
  • A new section for service animals and assistance animals incorporating the latest guidance, including Notice FHEO 2013-1
  • A revised definition for extremely low-income (ELI) family, as per the Federal Register notice published June 25, 2014
  • Updates to the list of federally mandated income exclusions as published in the Federal Register, as well as other changes required by the HERA final rule
  • Additions, updates, and corrections to important HUD references
  • Minor modifications for clarification and wording

You must purchase a NMA Master Book in order to subscribe to the accompanying revision service. Click here to view the NMA Calendar of Revision Services. We can initiate a revision service as long as you purchase that revision service before a new revision has been issued. After a new revision is issued, you can initiate (or reinstate) for $189 plus a $75 reinstatement fee.

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