To find out if you live in HUD Project-Based Housing with the subsidy administered by the owner, look up your rental property.
Some Section 8 Project-Based housing subsidies are administered by the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA). If your property is on the PHA project-based property list, you can find information about your subsidy in our PHA Project-Based article.
- Regular Recertification. HUD Project-Based Housing tenants recertify their household information and income every year. They can submit information and documents by mail or in person at the management office.
- Interim Recertification. If there are changes in household size or income between recertifications, HUD Project-Based tenants must request an interim recertification within 30 days to add/remove a household member or increase/decrease the rent.
- Rent Calculation. HUD Project-Based Housing tenant rent is calculated as approximately 30% a tenant’s monthly income minus a utility allowance. All tenants who pay for utilities have a utility allowance included in their rent calculation.
- For more information about recertifications in HUD Project-Based Housing, go to Chapter 7 Sections 1 and 2 of HUD Handbook 4350.3
Transfers / Moves
- Requesting transfer. Tenants who want to move from their HUD Project-Based Housing unit must submit a transfer request to their property manager. Tenants can only be transferred to another unit within the same development or another HUD Project-Based development managed by the same owner.
- Domestic Violence Transfers. If a tenant needs to move for reasons related to violence in the home from an intimate partner or family member, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) requires owner to assist with transfer if they have other project-based housing developments.
- Moving Out. If a tenant is evicted or moves out of a HUD Project-Based housing unit voluntarily, they lose their housing subsidy.
- For more information about transfers in HUD Project-Based Housing, Chapter 7, Section 3 of HUD Handbook 4350.3.
- Requesting repairs. HUD Project-Based tenants may request repairs by phone or by mailing a letter to the management office or owner.
- Complaint Line. Tenants may submit complaints regarding repairs or other administrative issues by visiting Multifamily Asset Managers or calling (877) 253-7709.
- For more information about a tenant’s legal rights to address repair issues, go to Repairs.
- Good Cause Protection. HUD Project-Based owners must renew HUD project-based leases at the end of a lease term and can only terminate a lease for non-payment of rent or breach of a condition of the lease.
- For additional information about the eviction process, go to: Evictions.
- The HUD Multifamily Housing Program Handbook 4350.3 outlines the rules for HUD Project-Based housing when the owner administers the subsidy.