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NMA's training partner HAI Group shares commitment to philanthropy

Posted by NMA on Jun 15, 2021 1:39:11 PM
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As we accept nominations for the NMA Housing Awards, philanthropy and community figure largely in our thoughts. We sat down with Amy Hourigan, Marketing and Communications Director for our partner HAI Group, to hear how HAI Group gives back to their community.

 
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Topics: HAI Group, NMA Housing Awards

Three most common mistakes to avoid in Multifamily Housing Enterprise Income Verification (EIV)

Posted by Reneé McTyeire on Jun 10, 2021 2:15:00 PM

Unlike other programs, Multifamily Housing Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) doesn’t allow you to write your own rules; instead, you must follow official guidelines to the letter, every time. A mistake is worth potentially millions of lost dollars: Any violation will result in HUD taking 5% of the total property’s voucher for the month following, then for each month thereafter until the violation is cured.

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Community development and housing news: June 7, 2021

Posted by NMA on Jun 7, 2021 7:45:00 AM

HUD PIH updates CDC Eviction Moratorium FAQs, CDBG-CV Toolkit is now available, State CDBG-CV Implementation Quick Guide is now available, and more.

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HUD PIH updates CDC Eviction Moratorium FAQs

On May 26, 2021, HUD posted updates to its "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Eviction Moratorium FAQs for HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)." The updated document includes changes to nine Frequently Asked Questions along with a new section addressing “PHA Round 5 COVID FAQs.” Read more

 

CDBG-CV Toolkit is now available

HUD Exchange posted the CDBG-CV Toolkit to assist grantees’ ongoing identification and implementation of CDBG-CV program activities that best serve their communities. The toolkit will be continually updated as more CDBG-CV resources and webinar recordings are published. Read more

 

State CDBG-CV Implementation Quick Guide is now available

This user-friendly tool summarizes key components of the Community Development Block Grant CARES Act as they relate to State CDBG-CV program implementation and gives grantees an overview of the overall alternative requirements and flexibilities granted in Federal Register Notice F.R. 6218-N-01. Read more

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Topics: Fair Housing, Industry News, Housing Choice Voucher

Community development and housing news: May 24, 2021

Posted by NMA on May 24, 2021 7:51:47 AM

HUD PIH announced Emergency Housing Voucher allocation amounts, US Department of Treasury updated three documents, HUD awarded $51 million to clean up lead hazards in public housing, and more.

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HUD PIH announced Emergency Housing Voucher allocation amounts

On May 10, HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing informed 696 PHAs on how many Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs) each is eligible to receive. EHVs are intended to assist individuals or families experiencing homelessness or those at risk of homelessness. They can also be used for those fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking. Read more

 

US Department of Treasury updated documents

On May 7, the Treasury posted an ERA Fact Sheet titled, "The Biden-Harris Administration Announces Enhanced Efforts to Prevent Evictions and Provide Emergency Assistance to Renters." The Treasury also updated its ERA FAQs and Grantee Award Terms for ERA 2. Read more

 

HUD awarded $51 million to clean up lead hazards in public housing

On May 11, HUD awarded nearly $51.4 million to 25 PHAs in 19 states. The funds will be used to identify and reduce lead-based paint hazards in thousands of older public housing units currently occupied by families with young children. Read more

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Topics: Fair Housing, Industry News, Housing Choice Voucher

Keys to running a successful FSS program

Posted by NMA on May 17, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Adam Ensalaco, one of NMA’s experts on FSS program management, shares his thoughts on maintaining a successful program.

iStock-1217050720_edited_BLOGWhat is FSS?

FSS is the most powerful mechanism in the HUD world for moving a family out of poverty, bar none.

The FSS—Family Self-Sufficiency—program enables HUD-assisted families to increase their earned income and reduce their dependency on government assistance. A roof over their head and rent relief are not enough; FSS provides the momentum families need to become self-sufficient.

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Topics: FSS, Knowledge Base

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