June 26, 2013

The proposed rule for the new Rural Housing Stability Assistance Program (RHSP) was published in the Federal Register on March 27, 2013. The public comment period began on that same day.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) encourages communities to review the RHSP proposed rule and submit comments before the public comment period ends on July 1, 2013. As the RHSP rule was published as proposed, it will not go into effect until it is published as a final rule. HUD has developed an RHSP Fact Sheet that explains the basics of RHSP. The Department has contacted elected officials to encourage them to provide comments on the proposed rule and provided them a copy of the RHSP Fact Sheet.

Interested persons are invited to submit comments on the RHSP proposed rule by the July 1, 2013 deadline. Comments may be submitted to HUD either by mail or electronically at www.regulations.gov. For more information about submitting a comment, see page 2 of RHSP proposed rule.