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Community development and housing news: March 29, 2021

Posted by NMA on Mar 29, 2021 3:27:06 PM

HUD released the 2020 Annual Homeless Assessment Report Part 1, The U.S. Department of the Treasury released a revised Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) FAQ document, HUD Exchange posted 6 HOME Reports, and more.

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HUD released the 2020 Annual Homeless Assessment Report Part 1

Key findings include a 2.2% rise from 2019 in people experiencing homelessness on a single night, veteran homelessness did not decrease in 2020, youth homelessness saw a 2.2% decrease from 2019, African Americans and indigenous people (including Native Americans and Pacific Islanders) were considerably overrepresented among the homeless population, and 23% of all people experiencing homelessness were Hispanic or Latino. Read more

 

The U.S. Department of the Treasury released a revised Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) FAQ document

Revised on March 16, 2021, the updated document includes guidance on the following topics, rental security deposits, hotel and motel stays, rent-to-own agreements, and manufactured housing. Read more

 

HUD Exchange posted six HOME Reports

The reports include Post 2011 HOME Activities Reports, Post 2011 HOME Homebuyer Activities Report, HOME PJs Open Activities Reports, HOME PJs Vacant Units Reports, HOME Grant Specific Commitment and Disbursement Summary Report, and HOME Deadline Compliance Status Reports. Additional reports are available on the HOME Program Page. Read more

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Community development and housing news: March 15, 2021

Posted by NMA on Mar 15, 2021 12:13:38 PM

HUD awarded more than $652 million to Native American communities, Marcia Fudge was sworn in as Secretary of HUD, data on housing credit tenant characteristics was published on March 2.

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HUD awarded more than $652 million to Native American communities to support the development and operation of low-income housing

More than 600 tribes and villages received funding for affordable housing activities, such as housing development, crime prevention and safety, and housing services to eligible families and individuals. Read more

 

Marcia Fudge was sworn in as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

On Wednesday, March 10, Marcia Fudge was officially sworn in as secretary. In a video remark, Fudge stated, "I am proud to join a group of public servants who work with compassion and determination to change the lives of those in need. And I can’t wait to get started." Read more

 

HUD published data on housing credit tenant characteristics

The document covers demographic data on tenants living in Housing Credit properties and is collected annually from state Housing Credit allocating agencies. The data includes details on tenant race, ethnicity, family composition, age, income, use of rental assistance, disability status, and monthly rent burden. Read more

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Community development and housing news: March 1, 2021

Posted by NMA on Mar 1, 2021 1:14:12 PM

U.S. Department of the Treasury posts FAQs for Emergency Rental Assistance Program, HUD Exchange offers Moving On webinar series, HUD awards $2.7 billion to public housing authorities to modernize housing, and more.

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U.S. Department of the Treasury posted FAQs regarding the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

On February 22, The Treasury posted a revised version of its Emergency Rental Assistance FAQ. The eight-page document provides guidance on the requirements of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Read more

 

Moving On Webinar Series

This webinar series introduces resources for implementing Moving On strategies and programs to help permanent supportive housing (PSH) tenants who wish to move on but still require rental assistance to maintain their housing. Read more

 

HUD awarded $2.7 billion to public housing authorities to modernize housing for families and seniors

The grants are provided through HUD's Capital Fund Program. Housing authorities can use the funds to complete large-scale improvements to build, renovate, and/or modernize the public housing in their area. Read more

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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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