On July 1, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced its selectees for the new performance-based contract administration (PBCA) contracts expected to go into effect on October 1. And in states where a change in PBCA is expected, there are some key communications that owners must diligently be on the look-out for, or risk delays in administrative processing and/or missed subsidy payments. However, recent developments in the form of protests filed by losing applicants in more than 26 states are having a substantial impact on the hoped-for smooth transition.