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Community development and housing news: February 16, 2021

Posted by NMA on Feb 16, 2021 7:45:00 AM

HUD renews funding for thousands of local homeless programs, the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) issued a memorandum to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, and more.

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HUD renewed funding for thousands of local homeless programs

On Friday, January 29, HUD awarded $2.5 billion in Continuum of Care (CoC) grants to more than 6,500 community-based housing and service providers. The funding renews grants for existing programs and the process will be dramatically streamlined due to the pandemic. Read more

 

HUD will enforce Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity

HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) issued a memorandum that will implement the policy set forth in Biden's Executive Order 13988 on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual OrientationRead more

 

Public Housing Repositioning webinar series

HUD's Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) is hosting two webinars on February 17 and March 17 about common issues in the repositioning process. PHAs looking to develop and execute a repositioning strategy should consider attending. Read more

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Community development and housing news: February 2, 2021

Posted by NMA on Feb 2, 2021 7:45:00 AM

HUD announced extended eviction and foreclosure moratoriums, Calendar Year (CY) 2021 Op-Fund Grant Processing Notice added, HUD awarded $4.4 million for carbon monoxide detectors in public housing, and more.

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Acting Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary announced extended eviction and foreclosure moratoriums

On January 21, 2021, acting HUD Secretary Matthew E. Ammon stated the department implemented President Biden's request through March 31, 2021. Read more

 

Calendar Year (CY) 2021 Op-Fund Grant Processing Notice added to HUD website

The notice was added on January 15, 2021, to HUD's Calendar Year (CY) 2021 Operating Fund Grant Processing page which contains information for PHAs and field offices. Read more

 

HUD awarded $4.4 million for carbon monoxide detectors in public housing

On January 19, 2021, 58 public housing agencies were awarded the funds under the Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security Program to purchase and install carbon monoxide detectors in public housing units where they are necessary. Read more

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New ERAP division of NMA promises solutions

Posted by NMA on Jan 29, 2021 8:30:00 AM

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) helps households who have lost income due to COVID-19 receive funding and stay in their homes. It's a big help for renters — but for state and local governments, it can be challenging to disburse these funds.

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Community development and housing news: January 19, 2021

Posted by NMA on Jan 19, 2021 7:45:00 AM

CDC updates eviction moratorium FAQs for HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing, HUD announces $10 million in capacity building grants for rural America, PIH informs public housing agencies of extended CDC eviction moratorium, and more.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updates eviction moratorium FAQs for HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing

The newest version, published on January 8, provides updates to three FAQs dealing with applicability and the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program. Read more

 

HUD announces $10 million in capacity building grants for rural America

These grants will help five national non-profit organizations create affordable housing and stimulate community development for low-income families and individuals in rural areas. Read more

 

PIH informs public housing agency directors of extended CDC eviction moratorium

The notice states the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended the eviction moratorium to January 31, 2021. Tenants must sign a declaration that is attached to the CDC Order to receive this eviction protection. Read more

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Topics: Fair Housing, Industry News, Housing Choice Voucher

Community development and housing news: January 4, 2021

Posted by NMA on Jan 4, 2021 7:45:00 AM

HUD celebrates new Atlantic City EnVision Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Secretary Ben Carson published Home for the Holidays article in Townhall, and over $34 million in funds are awarded to three public housing agencies.

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HUD celebrates new Atlantic City EnVision Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony

The event celebrated the Atlantic City RX5 Cyber EnVision Center relocation to a larger space. The new building will be able to provide more community resources than the previous site. Read more

 

HUD secretary Ben Carson published Home for the Holidays article in Townhall

In the piece, Carson talks about HUD's Home for the Holidays series and the impact programs such as the Family Self-Sufficiency Program and the Foster Youth to Independence Initiative (FYI) has had on American families. Read more

 

HUD awarded over $34 million to three public housing agencies

The funds will provide resources for residents’ health and safety, as well as protection against crime and drug-related activities. Alexander County Housing Authority, Gary Housing Authority, and New York City Housing Authority will receive grants. Read more

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