2What is the STRMU 21-week tracking worksheet? A tool for case managers to track the amount of STRMU assistance a client receives in a 52-week period.
3Why do we need to use this worksheet? HUD requires that a client cannot receive more than 21-weeks (converted to 147 days) worth of STRMU assistance in any 52-week period.
4What does 21-weeks (147 days) of assistance mean? 21-weeks (147 days) means the actual number of days worth of assistance that the client receives.This means if the client was assisted for half a month of rent, then this counts as half a month, not a full month (for example, 15 days out of a 30 day month).
5What does the client eligibility (52-week) period mean? The 52-week period starts when the first STRMU payment is made (when the check is cut).This applies even when the first payment covers previous months.
6What if the first payment was made for a bill that covers several months? Example: A client comes in on December 1 with a bill that covers October through November and the STRMU check was cut December 5.The 52-week period starts December 5 when the check was cut (the date the first STRMU payment was made on behalf of the client) and ends December 4 of the following year.
7Key PointsPayments must be tracked in the STRMU worksheet to ensure that assistance does not exceed 147 days or the Annual STRMU cap (if applicable).If an Annual STRMU Cap is established per client, the total amount of STRMU assistance (rent and utilities) cannot exceed this Cap.Even if the amount of STRMU assistance is under the Cap, the client cannot receive assistance for more than 147 days.There is no monthly STRMU Cap and the payment is not bound by the FMR.
8February exampleThe client comes in January 29 and asks to be assisted for all of February’s rent (due February 1) and all of January’s utility bill (due February 5).The client’s rent is $500 and the January utility bill is $85.The January utility bill period is December 23-January 20.The January utility bill period is 29 days and overlaps more than 14 days in January.Enter the amount of February rent in February.Enter the amount of January’s utility bill in January.
9March exampleThe client comes in March 25 and asks for assistance for all of February’s utility bill ($91) and all of March’s utility bill ($83).The February utility bill period is January 21-February 17 (28 days and overlaps more than 14 days in February).The March utility bill period is February 18- March 17 (29 days and overlaps more than 14 days in March)
10May exampleThe client comes in April 29 and asks for assistance for half of May’s rent and all of April’s utility bill.The client’s rent is $450 and the April utility bill is $65.The April utility bill period Mar 28- Apr 26 (30 days and overlaps more than 14 days in April)
11June exampleA client comes in June 1 for all of June’s rent (due June 1).June’s rent is $400.The client returns June 18 for assistance with half of June’s utility bill.June’s utility bill is $100 and the utility bill period is May 20- June 15 (27 days and overlaps more than 14 days in June).
12August exampleThe client comes in July 25 and asks for assistance for all of July’s rent, including a $25 late fee, and also for August rent (due August 1).The client’s rent is $600.
14HOPWA TA schedule- Tuesdays 10-11am December 11, HOPWA Quarterly ReportDecember 18, Permanent Housing PlacementJanuary 8, Rent Reasonableness and Section 8 WaiverJanuary 15, Annual STRMU Cap and Supportive ServicesJanuary 22, Comprehensive Housing Plan and Case ManagementJanuary 29, 2008 TBRA and STRMU Worksheet
15What now? Continue to review HOPWA Program Manual posted on website Submit questions for HOPWA TA sessions to