24 CFR 990.250 - Requirements for certain appeals.
(a) Appeals under § 990.245 (a) and (c) must be submitted once annually. Appeals under § 990.245 (a) and (c) must be submitted for new projects entering a PHA's inventory within one year of the applicable Date of Full Availability (DOFA).
(b) Appeals under § 990.245 (c) and (e) are subject to the following requirements:
(1) The PHA is required to acquire an independent cost assessment of its projects;
(2) The cost of services for the independent cost assessment is to be paid by the appellant PHA;
(3) The assessment is to be reviewed by a professional familiar with property management practices and costs in the region or state in which the appealing PHA is located. This professional is to be procured by HUD. The professional review and recommendation will then be forwarded to the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing (or designee) for final determination; and
(4) If the appeal is granted, the PHA agrees to be bound to the independent cost assessment regardless of new funding levels.