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Homes and Community Renewal

Section 8 Project-Based Contract Administration Program

In May 2000, HUD selected DHCR and the New York State Housing Trust Fund Corporation (HTFC) as New York State's Contract Administrator (PBCA) for the Section 8 Project-Based Program. The portfolio currently assigned to HCR/HTFC stands at 997 contracts covering 99,718 units.

As the HUD-designated Contract Administrator for New York State, HCR/HTFC is directly responsible to HUD for all program functions and reporting requirements, provides general program oversight and input on policy development and performs a quality assurance function for all assigned tasks.

Day-to-day functions involved in this program initiative include conducting management and occupancy reviews, adjusting contract rents, paying monthly Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) vouchers to project owners, processing HAP Contract renewals, terminations and/or opt-outs and responding to health and safety issues. In October 2011, HUD amended the work scope of the PBCA contract and removed the requirement to conduct management and occupancy reviews on HUD's behalf during the term of the amended contract. HUD continues to extend HTFC’s amended contract as it undertakes the PBCA procurement process.

These functions are carried out by and through a contract with a Private Sector Partner (PSP). Pursuant to a competitive procurement process, CGI was selected as the PSP effective December 1, 2005 and then again in 2010.

We invite you to visit the PBCA website of New York at This website will serve as an informational resource for owners, agents and residents of the HCR/HTFC Section 8 Project-Based portfolio.

If you have any questions on this matter, please direct them to Jackie Robotti, Project Director, Project Based Section 8 Contract Administration at 518-486-5147 or

Last updated on 07/01/14