Model ACOP and Guide


NMA's Model Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP) provides you with expert guidance in a time-saving, user-friendly format, doing the heavy lifting of policy-making for you and potentially saving your agency hundreds of hours of work.

The model ACOP provides the basis for writing your agency’s ACOP by recommending language for each area in which PHAs have discretion or flexibility to develop their own policies. For each policy, the accompanying instruction guide offers important points to consider and customizable policy choices so that you can choose the best policy to suit your agency’s needs. Also, the model ACOP cites and describes HUD regulations and other requirements in detail, which presents your agency with a solid foundation in policy-making.

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NMA's Model Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP)

Subscribing to our revision service ensures that your policy changes with HUD’s regulatory changes. Because the model policy can help your agency attain a thorough and accurate ACOP that covers all the bases, it’s a must-have for managing your public housing program, including policy on:

  • Program and plan overview topics
  • Fair housing and equal opportunity
  • Eligibility and denial of assistance
  • Occupancy standards and unit offers
  • Income and rent determinations
  • Verification, including UIV
  • Waiting list management
  • Tenant selection and unit offers
  • Leasing and inspections
  • Pets
  • Community Service
  • Transfers
  • Terminations
  • Grievances and appeals

Click here to view a sample of the Model ACOP.

Click here to view a sample of the ACOP Guide.

Click here to view the title page and Table of Contents.

2019: For 2019, the Model Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP) has been brought current with all recent HUD requirements and guidance, including the following:

  • Revisions pertaining to Notice PIH 2018-18, which updated HUD’s Verification Hierarchy
  • The addition of a new section on establishing minimum heating standards in public housing, as required by Notice PIH 2018-19
  • Modifications for Notice PIH 2018-24 on verifying Social Security numbers, Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, and the effective use of the EIV Identity Verification Report
  • Updates concerning guidance on the treatment of ABLE accounts detailed in Notice PIH 2019-09
  • Changes to account for Notice PIH 2019-11, which requires the PHA to publish and updated public housing over-income limits in the ACOP
  • Other clarifications and modifications to make sure the content is user-friendly, current, and in compliance with all HUD regulations and guidance

2018: For 2018, the Model Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP) has been brought current with all recent HUD requirements and guidance, including the following:

  • Changes to account for the updated administrative guidance for the effective and mandated use of the EIV system, as outlined in Notice PIH 2017-12
  • Modifications concerning the updates to flat rent requirements specified in Notice PIH 2017-23
  • Changes pertaining to the interim final rule published December 12, 2017, which implemented the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, slightly revising some of the streamlining options allowable under the streamlining final rule from March 2016
  • Revisions to account for the Federal Register notice issued July 26, 2018, which covers guidance and requirements for over-income families in public housing
  • Better nuanced clarifications on various fair housing issues
  • Other changes and modifications to bring the content current with HUD regulations and guidance

Second Revision for 2017: The bulk of the changes for the second revision for 2017 of the Model Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy are due to the issuance of Notice PIH 2017-08, which provided guidance on the implementation of the VAWA 2013 final rule. This affected multiple chapters and required extensive revisions throughout the plan. In addition, the Model ACOP also contains multiple clarifications and corrections to bring the content current with HUD regulations and guidance.

2017: For 2017, the Model Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy has been brought current with all recent requirements and guidance, including the following:

  • Multiple revisions to account for changes brought about by the final rule implementing VAWA 2013, published November 16, 2016, including the addition of a sample Emergency Transfer Plan and several new HUD-required forms
  • Changes regarding the final rule instituting smoke-free public housing, published December 5, 2016, including sample language for smoke-free policies
  • Other minor changes and clarifications to bring the content current with HUD regulations and guidance

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1. on 3/8/2016, said:
Why would any agency use something else? Been using since 1993-5 S8/PH came out after. I recall it was 104 pages, now over 500 of detailed policy updated as needed. Great product. If you paid someone to write from scratch-1-it would cost you more than 5,000 and 2-it would not be as good. Hello?? I am an attorney and do some consulting, I have been asked to write policies, I tell them in good conscious I can not just buy the Nan Mckay....
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