CARH’S BROADCAST E-MAIL – Regulatory Update

November 2, 2017

HUD Establishes Operating Cost Adjustment Factors for 2018

In today’s Federal Register, the Department of Housing & Urban Development published a Notice that establishes operating cost adjustment factors (OCAFs) for Section 8 project-based rental assistance contracts with an anniversary date on or after February 11, 2018. As you know, OCAFs are annual factors used primarily to adjust the rents for contracts renewed under section 515 or section 524 of Multifamily Assisted Housing Reform and Affordability Act of 1997.

The 2018 OCAFs range anywhere from .09 percent (Hawaii) to 2.9 percent (Alaska). For most states, the OCAFs are between 1.5 and 2.2 percent.

If you have any questions, please contact the CARH national office at or 703-837-9001.

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