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Housing and community news: Jan 26- Feb 1, 2019

Posted by NMA on Feb 1, 2019 3:12:13 PM

What we're reading now: the latest housing reports and analysis

HUD.gov: Letter to EDs details status of HCV program funding and PH Operating Fund

This morning the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a letter to Executive Directors providing information to PHAs on the status of Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program funding and the Public Housing Operating Fund under the current continuing resolution that runs through February 15. In terms of HCV funding:

  • March and April HAP renewal funding disbursements will be made on time, and HUD has sufficient funds to make funds available at a 99 percent proration of the PHA’s estimated CY 2019 HAP renewal allocation for both months
  • PHAs with HUD-held reserves will still be able to request additional funding from their available reserves if the HUD disbursement is insufficient to cover through April
  • HUD will make HAP and administrative fee disbursements for the Mainstream program for both March and April at the regular scheduled time
  • Regarding the use of outside sources of funds to support the HCV program, in situations where the availability of HCV and Mainstream funding could be at risk, HUD plans to provide additional guidance on the use of outside funds for HAP and admin fees, including modifications to the approval process, in order to help prevent terminations and so that essential PHA administrative responsibilities can continue

In terms of the Public Housing Operating Fund:

  • HUD will be providing Operating Funds at an 88 percent proration for March, April, and May based on a conservative estimate of funding needs
  • As HUD receives data from PHAs throughout the funding year, it will update funding eligibility, which could result in changes to individual project eligibility

The letter also assures PHAs that HUD understands that continuing resolutions create uncertainty, and that it is committed to reducing adverse impacts for PHAs and their programs.

In other news:

The Washington Post: The ‘Golden Girls’ trend could be a golden opportunity for retirees facing isolation

HUD.gov: HUD renews funding to thousands of local homeless programs

Sampan.org: Boston receives $26.3 million HUD grant for homelessness

Norwich Bulletin: HUD awards grants to [Eastern Connecticut] nonprofits

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Book your hotel for The Housing Conference

Posted by NMA on Feb 1, 2019 8:45:00 AM

The Housing Conference in New Orleans is coming up fast! If you haven't booked your hotel room, make sure to reserve your spot as soon as possible. Once our room block is filled, you won't be able to take advantage of our special room rate.

To receive the room block discount, use our referral link here.

New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130-2349
Phone: (504) 581-1000

Hotel rate: $209 per night
Book hotel by 2/04/19

At this year's Housing Conference, attendees will enjoy stunning views and exceptional dining options of New Orleans' legendary French Quarter, along with two very full days of training, insight, and discussion with colleagues and industry experts. Attendees also have the option of attending two post-conference seminars on Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) and HCV and Public Housing Rent Calculation.

Explore The Housing Conference Agenda and Seminars Here

Topics: The Housing Conference

Housing and community news: Jan 19-25, 2019

Posted by NMA on Jan 25, 2019 9:20:09 AM

What we're reading now: the latest housing reports and analysis

CNN: Julián Castro (former secretary of HUD) officially announces 2020 presidential bid

Multi Housing News: 2019 multifamily outlook

National Low Income Housing Coalition: From the field: Maine advocates celebrate long-delayed authorization of $15 million in bonds for affordable homes for seniors

Comstock: The public effort: Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency’s La Shelle Dozier on efforts to increase affordable housing

San Francisco News: Rehabilitated public housing properties for seniors

NOLA: See plans for a new $7.4 million affordable housing complex for veterans off Broad Street

Block Club Chicago: Inside Independence Library — Irving Park’s first-ever permanent public library

Urban Institute: For housing authorities, "public charge" expected to sow confusion and add administrative costs

Next City: Library systems embracing their new roles as social service hubs

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Housing and Community News: Jan 12-18, 2019

Posted by NMA on Jan 18, 2019 9:07:30 AM

What we're reading now: The latest housing reports and analysis

 League of California Cities: Community Development Block Grant Program Notice of Funding Availability Amendment

Governing: To Fight Blight, One City Turned to Courts

Multifamilybiz.com: CAPREIT Acquires Affordable Communities Totaling 304-Units in California-Lexington Submarket

Banker & Tradesman: Boston Housing Authority Project Among 19 Awarded Millions in Affordable Housing Grants

Urban Institute: For housing authorities, "public charge" expected to sow confusion and add administrative costs

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Housing and community news - Jan 5-11, 2019

Posted by NMA on Jan 11, 2019 1:15:31 PM

What we're reading now: The latest housing reports and analysis

National Low Income Housing Coalition: New Congress Sworn In, Committee Leaders and Senate Committee Rosters Set

National Low Income Housing Coalition: Pamela Patenaude Resigns as HUD Deputy Secretary

MultifamilyBiz: Dallas Housing Authority to Redevelop Affordable Housing Properties Through Public-Private Partnerships

Dispatch-Argus: Bustos named to House Appropriations Committee

CNN: House votes to fund and reopen Interior Department, EPA and other federal agencies

 

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