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How to help your staff excel in the Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Programs

Posted by NMA on May 12, 2021 7:15:00 AM

Having your staff take their first steps into the world of Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) can be both exciting and intimidating, but that doesn’t mean they have to go in alone. NMA’s Assisted Housing 101 Handbook is here to help your staff gain a solid understanding as they begin their affordable housing careers.

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Topics: Books and Revision Services, Housing Choice Voucher

Community development and housing news: May 10, 2021

Posted by NMA on May 10, 2021 7:15:00 AM

HUD will resume public multifamily inspections in June, Office of Multifamily Housing Programs posted updates to COVID Q&A guides, over $20 million is available to fight housing discrimination, and more.

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HUD will resume public multifamily inspections in June

Starting on June 1, 2021, HUD will substantially increase housing inspections after steps were taken to protect HUD-assisted households from exposure to COVID-19. HUD has collaborated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement additional protocols and associated safety measures for inspections. Read more

 

HUD's Office of Multifamily Housing Programs posted updates to COVID Q&A guides

Both Questions and Answers for Office of Multifamily Housing Stakeholders: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Questions and Answers for Office of Multifamily Housing Stakeholders: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Eviction Moratorium Order documents were updated on April 26. Read more

 

HUD is making over $20 million available to fight housing discrimination

Fair housing organizations can apply to receive grants to help fight housing discrimination. These funds will support a variety of activities, including fair housing testing, education and outreach, and capacity building. Applicants can apply through www.grants.gov before June 14, 2021. Read more

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Topics: Fair Housing, Industry News, Housing Choice Voucher

Meet Terry Provance, Senior Associate with Nan McKay

Posted by NMA on Apr 27, 2021 11:37:00 AM
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Meet Terry Provance, Senior Associate with Nan McKay, who recently helped Dothan Housing Authority in Alabama complete a brand new Administrative Plan.

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Topics: Meet the NMA team

Community development and housing news: April 26, 2021

Posted by NMA on Apr 26, 2021 7:15:00 AM

HUD posted an updated version of the HCV Two-Year Projection Tool, HUD Multifamily announced the third notice of CARES Act Supplemental Operating Funds, and HUD removed onerous restrictions that limited Puerto Rico's access to Disaster Relief Funds.

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HUD posted an updated version of the HCV Two-Year Projection Tool

The Two-Year Tool (TYT) helps analyze a PHA's utilization situation so agencies are more informed to optimize over a multi-year period. Read more

 

HUD Multifamily announced the third notice of CARES Act Supplemental Operating Funds for Section 8, Section 202, and Section 811

On April 13, 2021, HUD's Office of Multifamily Housing Programs posted Notice H 2021-01 which announced the continued availability of “COVID-19 Supplemental Payments” (CSP) for Section 8, Section 202, and Section 811 properties. Read more

 

HUD removed onerous restrictions that impacted Puerto Rico's access to Disaster Relief Funds

On April 19, 2021, HUD announced the obligation of $8.2 billion in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds for Puerto Rico along with the removal of onerous restrictions that limited access to CDBG-DR recovery funds. Read more

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Topics: Fair Housing, Industry News, Housing Choice Voucher

Community development and housing news: April 13, 2021

Posted by NMA on Apr 13, 2021 11:37:01 AM

HUD released FY21 Income Limits, RAD office issued brief Section 3 guidance for PHAs converting Public Housing under RAD, and HUD allocated nearly $700 million through Housing Trust Fund for affordable housing.

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HUD released FY21 Income Limits

Used to determine eligibility for assisted housing programs including public housing, Section 8 project-based rental assistance, Housing Choice Vouchers, and other special-needs housing programs, this query tool allows users to obtain the income limits for their area. Read more

 

HUD’s RAD office issued brief Section 3 guidance for PHAs converting Public Housing under RAD

The two-page document provides guidance on how the new Section 3 regulations apply to RAD conversions of public housing to Project-Based Vouchers (PBVs) or Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA). The new final Section 3 rule and how it applies in RAD conversions will be provided by HUD on April 20, 2021. Read more

 

HUD allocated nearly $700 million through Housing Trust Fund for affordable housing

The funds will produce more affordable housing for extremely low- and very low-income households, including families experiencing homelessness. This year’s allocation increased from last year's allocation by around $365 million. Read more

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Topics: Fair Housing, Industry News, Housing Choice Voucher

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