2019 Operating Cost Adjustment Factors (OCAFs) and Utility Allowance Factors

The Operating Cost Adjustment Factors (OCAFs) for 2019 were published on November 23, 2018 in the Federal Register. These factors are used for adjusting or establishing Section 8 rents under the Multifamily Assisted Housing Reform and Affordability Act of 1997 (MAHRA), as amended, for projects assisted with Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments. The factors are effective February 11, 2019 and can be found at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-11-23/pdf/2018-25440.pdfn  nUtility Allowance Factors for 2019, which may be used to adjust baseline utility allowances prepared in accordance with Housing Notice 2015-04, are also now available on HUDUser at https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/muaf.html.