Term of voucher.
(a) Initial term.
The initial term of a voucher must be at least 60 calendar days. The initial term must be stated on the voucher.
(b) Extensions of term.
At its discretion, the PHA may grant a family one or more extensions of the initial voucher term in accordance with PHA policy as described in the PHA administrative plan. Any extension of the term is granted by PHA notice to the family.
If the family needs and requests an extension of the initial voucher term as a reasonable accommodation, in accordance with part 8 of this title, to make the program accessible to a family member who is a person with disabilities, the PHA must extend the voucher term up to the term reasonably required for that purpose.
(c) Suspension of term.
The PHA policy may or may not provide for suspension of the initial or any extended term of the voucher. At its discretion, and in accordance with PHA policy as described in the PHA administrative plan, the PHA may grant a family a suspension of the voucher term if the family has submitted a request for approval of the tenancy during the term of the voucher. ( § 982.4 (definition of “suspension”); § 982.54(d)(2)) The PHA may grant a suspension for any part of the period after the family has submitted a request for approval of the tenancy up to the time when the PHA approves or denies the request.
(d) Progress report by family to the PHA.
During the initial or any extended term of a voucher, the PHA may require the family to report progress in leasing a unit. Such reports may be required at such intervals or times as determined by the PHA.
(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 2577-0169)
[60 FR 34695, July 3, 1995, as amended at 60 FR 45661, Sept. 1, 1995; 63 FR 23860, Apr. 30, 1998; 64 FR 26644, May 14, 1999; 64 FR 56913, Oct. 21, 1999]