This communication is to provide notice to Nursing Home Transition (NHT) Coordination Agencies (NHTCAs) of a proposed change to NHT Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA). It will also provide an opportunity to offer comments or feedback. Please review this brief notice and offer any comments or questions by the close of business on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.
Earlier this year, the rules for NHT one-time TBRA were modified to allow that, in the event that a landlord cannot or does not wish to provide the information necessary to make the payment via direct deposit, the payment may be directed to the NHTCA assisting with the application. The NHTCA would then be responsible for providing the payment to the landlord.
A change has been proposed, which would require each application and payment to be handled as described above. The one-time TBRA payment would be directed to the NHT Coordination Agency instead of the landlord. The NHTCA then would be responsible for providing the payment to the landlord. This change is expected to make the application and payment process faster and more efficient.
Please note that this change would apply only to one-time TBRA payments. Any payments still going to landlords through the now discontinued bridge TBRA payment would continue to be made to those existing landlords for up to 24 months.
If you have any questions, comments, or feedback about this proposed change, including the feasibility of this arrangement for your agency or concerns about any negative outcomes this change might cause, please email your feedback to Rachel Sink no later than the close of business on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.