Public Housing & Section 8

Adopting, Changing, Managing Preferences & Priorities (catalog)

Learn Procedures for Adoption, Change, and Management of Your Agency’s Preferences & Priorities
Are local preferences required by HUD? The answer may surprise you! While HUD strongly recommends a few specific preferences, they have detailed requirements for adoption of discretionary local preferences. In fact, one preference requires approval by Fair Housing.

While many agencies have adopted local preferences as part of their ACOP and/or Administrative Plan, reviews consistently reveal that they are not applied correctly when selecting applicants from the Waiting List(s). Not only would these errors be a management finding, but they could also result in Fair Housing violations.

Topics discussed:

  • Introduction
  • Admission & Occupancy Final Rule
  • Preferences & Priorities
  • Income Tiers
  • Income Targeting Requirement
  • Deconcentration
  • Denial of a Preference
  • The Most Common Preferences
    • Residency Preference
    • Persons with Disability
    • Domestic Violence
    • Former Federal Preferences
    • Displacement Preference
    • Working Preference
    • Upward Mobility Preference
  • Procedures for Changing Preference Structure
    • The PHA Plan
    • The ACOP
    • The Administrative Plan
    • Reorganization of Your Waiting List
    • Selection from the Waiting List
    • Verifying Preferences Claimed

This class is great for: Property Managers, PH and HCVP Occupancy Specialists, Application and Waiting List Staff, Executive Directors, and PH/HCVP Supervisory Staff!

Duration: 1 hour and 25 minutes

SKU: 190924
  • Instructions
  • Material Instructions
  • Section 1
  • Presentation
  • Additional Materials
  • Section 2
  • 1.1
  • 1.2
  • Section 3
  • End of Course Survey
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever