North Tampa Housing Development Corp.
Improving Housing For Florida Communities
CA Quarterly Review, Winter 2014
December 18, 2014

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The CA Quarterly Review | Winter 2014
   
What's New on HUD-Clips 2
TRACS 202D Update
3
New Passbook Savings Rate 4
State Supplementary
Payments Administered
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5
When to Designate
a 504 Coordinator
6
Emergency Call
Systems in Elderly
Properties
7
Smoke Free Action
Guide
9
Waiting List
Administration
10

From the Desk of Don Shea, Director and Contract Administrator

As this year comes to an end it’s great to look back at another successful year as the Performance Based Contract Administrator (PBCA) for the state of Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Each of you plays a part in ensuring affordable housing remains available to those in need, and we applaud you for that. You may find this hard to believe, I sure do at times, but December marks the ten year anniversary of NTHDC as the PBCA in Florida. It has truly been a pleasure and we fully expect to be here for many more.

HUD is expected to file a petition for a writ of certiorari to the US Supreme Court requesting reconsideration of their appeal to the March 25, 2014 Federal Circuit Court ruling. In that ruling, the federal appeals court panel determined unanimously that HUD must compete the PBCA contracts under the standard contracting procedures that are employed by all federal agencies. The court ruled that HUD violated federal law in categorizing administrative services contracts as “cooperative agreements” thus avoiding a competitive contracting process. HUD continues to pursue the appeal process regardless of the fact that the Federal Circuit was clear in their direction in the March ruling. On August 8, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied HUD’s request that the full court rehear their request.

While the litigation continues, there has been some good news. HUD offered NTHDC ACC extensions for both Florida and the US Virgin Islands. The Florida extension is for an initial six-month term for the period of January 1, 2015 until June 30, 2015. This is followed by five additional six-month renewal options which could extend the full term until December 31, 2017 (if HUD elects the full renewal options). The extensions in Florida do not include MOR activity, so there remains no timetable for the return of this task to the PBCA. The US Virgin Islands extension is for a six-month term effective January 1, 2015 until June 30, 2015. There were no changes to the contract and NTHDC will continue to conduct MORs in the Virgin Islands. On behalf of myself and every member of our staff, we wish you a wonderful Holiday season and we are looking forward to a great 2015!

Don Shea

NTHDC Director and Contract Administrator, Florida & U.S. Virgin Islands



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