NAHMA HUD Update: HUD Issues Memorandum for Processing Special Claims for Vacancy During COVID19

July 8, 2020

Dear NAHMA Members,


The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Multifamily Housing has published a memorandum with instructions for the processing of special claims for vacancy for

properties affected by COVID-19 during the period of March 27, 2020 through September 30, 2020. This includes Special Claims for Vacancy During Rent-up (RAD properties only) and Special Claims for Vacancy Loss After Rent-up (Regular Vacancy). In the event a property owner has submitted either of the vacancy claim types prior to the issuance of this memorandum, and the special claim(s) has been processed for payment, the owner may submit a supplemental vacancy claim for the gap period from the prior tenant’s move-out date to the unit’s ready for occupancy date.


The Memorandum for the Processing of Special Claims for Vacancy During the COVID-19 Pandemic is attached and can also be viewed here.