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New Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide

On August 7, 2015, the Department issued the new Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide. The transmittal cover sheet provides a summary of the changes with links to the changes in the document. The new Guide is posted under “SECTION 8 RENEWAL POLICY GUIDE (August 2015)" at The body of the guidebook contains stars (*) to indicate where specific text has been revised. Chapter Two and Chapter 16 have been completely revised and do not contain stars. The policy changes will be effective for all renewal or amend rent packages received by the Department after November 5, 2015. Please send any questions you may have on the new Guide to