Model Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (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.

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

2016: For 2016, the Model Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP) has been brought current with all recent regulatory requirements and guidance, including:

  • Sweeping changes brought about by the Streamlining Administration Regulations Final Rule, including modifications regarding verification, utility reimbursements, the earned income disallowance, annual and interim reexaminations, calculating rents for mixed families, grievances, and the community service requirement, among others
  • Implementation guidance on the final rule as described in Notices PIH 2016-05 and PIH 2016-06
  • Further clarifications on the community service requirement found in Notice PIH 2015-12
  • Modifications to policies on phasing-in flat rents per Notice PIH 2015-13
  • Updates on the use of arrest records as described in Notice PIH 2015-19
  • Revision of the definition of tuition specified in Notice PIH 2015-21
  • Discussion in the Model ACOP Instruction Guide on over-income families following the Letter to Executive Directors issued September 3, 2015
  • Other minor changes and clarifications throughout to bring the content current with HUD regulations and guidance

2015: For 2015, the NMA Model Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP) and Guide has been brought current with all recent regulatory requirements and guidance, including:

  • Updated language regarding nondiscrimination as outlined in Notice PIH 2014-20, which provides guidance on the equal access final rule
  • Revised policy changes concerning flat rent requirements mandated under the 2014 appropriations act and outlined in Notice PIH 2014-12 and its accompanying PIH-issued FAQs
  • Removal of the ACOP addendum due to the expiration of the temporary compliance provisions set forth in Notice PIH 2013-03 and extended by Notice PIH 2013-26
  • Revised clarifications regarding the definition of extremely low-income family, area median income, and other requirements per the implementation of the 2014 appropriations act and the HERA final rulee
  • Other modifications for clarification and wording

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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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