New York state makes public housing outsourcing deal with CGI

Administrative responsibilities for more than 76,000 public housing units in New York state will be turned over to CGI Group Inc.

The Housing Trust Fund Corporation of New York, a division of Housing and Community Renewal, has awarded Montreal-based CGI a five-year contract valued at $44 million to run a segment of the state's Housing and Urban Development program.

CGI, under the trust fund's direction, will manage all functions of contract administration and payment services for site-based, multifamily housing assistance payments in the state.

The project is part of HUD's 2020 reform plan, where the department is outsourcing the administration of housing assistance payment contracts.

The Section 8 program allows individuals to use voucher payments from a local housing authority to help pay for rent on privately owned rental properties.

Ethan Butterfield is a staff writer for Government Computer News' sister publication Washington Technology.

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