The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Quality Control for Rental Assistance Subsidy Determinations studies provide national estimates of the extent, severity, costs, and sources of rent errors in tenant subsidies for the PHA-administered Public Housing, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Moderate Rehabilitation programs; and the Housing-administered Section 8, Section 202 and Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Contracts (PRAC) and Section 202/162 Project Assistance Contracts (PAC). These programs account for nearly all of HUD’s current housing assistance outlays administered by the Offices of Housing and Public and Indian Housing, as well as the large majority of units assisted by HUD. This study was designed to measure the extent of administrator income and rent determination error by housing providers. This study does not involve an audit of individual PHAs or projects; nor does it monitor the implementation of housing programs. Its focus is on identifying households where an error was made when calculating the amount of the household’s rent; and providing nationally representative findings related to those errors.
The errors we evaluated in this study affect the rent contributions tenants should have been charged. The findings presented in this report are a result of data collected from February through June 2010 for actions taken by Public Housing Authority (PHA) and project staff during Federal FY 2009 (October 2008 through September 2009). These findings show that the percent of errors, and the gross erroneous payments in the Public Housing, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Moderate Rehabilitation, owner-administered Section 8, Section 202 and Section 811 (PRAC) and Section 202/162 (PAC) tenant subsidies continue to remain stable when compared with results from previous studies.