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Community development and housing news: November 23, 2020

Posted by NMA on Nov 23, 2020 7:45:00 AM

HUD's RAD generates more than $10 billion in construction activity, $80 million in funds for Mainstream Vouchers are announced, as well as an additional $1.9 million for the Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Initiative, and more.

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HUD's RAD generates more than $10 billion in construction activity to preserve affordable housing

On November 12, HUD announced that RAD is leveraging $12.57 for every dollar of public housing funding appropriated by Congress. This has allowed PHAs to improve their properties in ways they couldn't before. Read more

 

HUD announced over $80 million in funds for Mainstream Vouchers to aid COVID relief for non-elderly populations with disabilities

The Mainstream Vouchers will be used to benefit those with unique circumstances. This helps ensure residents of low-income housing receive the funding they need to protect their health and safety against coronavirus. Read more

 

HUD Secretary Ben Carson announced new foster youth housing vouchers in 24 states

An additional $1.9 million in grants will go toward HUD's Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Initiative. 43 PHAs in 24 states will receive funding to help 235 young people transitioning out of foster care. Read more

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Topics: Fair Housing, Industry News, Housing Choice Voucher

Community development and housing news: November 9, 2020

Posted by NMA on Nov 9, 2020 7:45:00 AM

HUD awarded the 2020 ACHP/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation, Chicago Housing Authority provides free winter coats to 7,500 children, North Carolina governor signed executive order to strengthen eviction prevention, and more.

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HUD awarded the 2020 ACHP/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation to Historic Ashe Hospital in Jefferson, North Carolina

This award is presented to developers, organizations, or agencies for their work on historic preservation in affordable housing buildings. The winner, Historic Ashe Hospital, has 46 apartments for low-income senior citizens and people with disabilities. It also houses a library, computer room, and three meeting rooms that are available to the community. Read more

 

Chicago Housing Authority partnered with Operation Warm to provide 7,500 children with free winter coats

For the past 13 years, CHA distributed new coats to children in Chicago's public housing. CHA implemented changes to this year's pick up system to comply with COVID regulations for the 3,000 families who signed up for the program. Read more

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Topics: Fair Housing, Industry News, Housing Choice Voucher

Community development and housing news: October 26, 2020

Posted by NMA on Oct 26, 2020 8:15:00 AM

HUD Secretary announced the latest HUD EnVision Center, new Field Office Director named for Vermont, HUD Regional Administrator presented a $6 million check to the City of Trenton, and more.

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HUD Secretary Ben Carson announced the latest HUD EnVision Center designation for Bedford Hope Center in Pittsburgh, PA

The Center has an intergovernmental agreement with the local Department of Human Services and will continue with current federal programs such as Family Self Sufficiency (FSS), Resident Opportunity Self Sufficiency (ROSS), and Choice Neighborhoods Initiatives. Read more

 

Sean Thomas named as Field Office Director for Vermont

The new Field Office Director acts as HUD's liaison to mayors, city managers, elected representatives, state and local officials, members of Congress, private and non-profit developers, stakeholders, and customers. Read more

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Topics: Fair Housing, Industry News, Housing Choice Voucher

Community development and housing news: October 12, 2020

Posted by NMA on Oct 12, 2020 8:15:00 AM

California governor announces third round of Homekey Awards, HUD awards $3.7 million to the City of Roanoke, Philadelphia Housing Authority supplies resources for remote students, and more.

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California governor announces third round of Homekey Awards

Governor Newsom awarded more than $137 million for 19 projects totaling 938 units. The governor also submitted a request to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee for an additional $200 million for the Homekey Awards. Read more

 

HUD awards $3.7 million to the City of Roanoke to clean up dangerous lead in low-income families’ homes

The funds, which are part of nearly $165 million awarded nationwide, will address lead hazards in 140 Roanoke housing units to provide safer environments for families. Read more

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Topics: Fair Housing, Industry News, Housing Choice Voucher

Community development and housing news: September 28, 2020

Posted by NMA on Sep 28, 2020 8:45:00 AM

HUD awards nearly $2 billion in CARES Act funding and announces a new EnVision Center, Tulsa Housing Authority establishes an Emergency Rental Assistance Program, and more.

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HUD awards nearly $2 billion in CARES Act funding

On September 11, HUD Secretary Ben Carson announced the allocation of the remaining $1.988 billion in CARES Act funding for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. This round of funds will provide temporary assistance to help individuals and families pay up to 6 months of rent. Read more

 

HUD announces Montana's first HUD EnVision Center

Fort Peck Housing Authority in Poplar, Montana will house the latest EnVision Center to utilize resources that help individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency and economic mobility. The center hopes to increase employment, participation in health and safety activities, youth engagement in leadership programs and summer programs, and more. Read more

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