Draft solicitation contains proposal for future formal solicitation for Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) Contract support services supporting HUD Multifamily Assisted Housing Portfolio
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today published a draft solicitation containing its proposal to formally procure contractors to provide Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) contract support services to HUD and service approximately 16,000 project-based rental assistance contracts, as authorized under Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937, with owners of multifamily housing projects throughout the United States. HUD is seeking comments on this draft solicitation for 30 days.
“Our ultimate goal is to ensure that the needs of the 1.3 million residents in HUD Section 8 properties are met on a daily basis,” said HUD Office of Multifamily Housing Deputy Assistant Secretary Ethan Handelman. “We are seeking feedback from the public on our proposal for soliciting services in order to develop a final solicitation that is fair, compliant with federal contracting laws, and promotes the highest quality of services for residents and HUD.”
The current Performance Based Contract Administrators (PBCAs) are HUD’s primary providers for overseeing compliance, renewing rental contracts, and managing tenant interactions. HUD currently engages 53 PBCAs, each acting under an Annual Contribution Contract with HUD. These PBCAs provide day-to-day monitoring and oversight of most of HUD’s approximately 17,000 project-based Section 8 contracts with property owners throughout the nation. Most PBCA contracts expire in 2023, with options for term extensions. HUD will assess all comments received to develop a final, formal solicitation, with the intention of having new contracts in place before any lapse of service to residents.
Interested parties are encouraged to submit comments on the draft solicitation using the methods described in the solicitation.