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Community development and housing news: August 3, 2020

Posted by NMA on Aug 3, 2020 8:53:30 AM

HUD announces Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration and commemorates the first anniversary of the Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) initiative. NYCHA program helps woman launch her own business. Affordable housing complexes coming to ID and NYC, and more.

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Secretary Ben Carson announces HUD’s new Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration

On Tuesday, July 21, HUD Secretary Ben Carson announced the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration. The demonstration allows participating PHAs to implement housing mobility programs by offering mobility-related services to increase the number of voucher families with children living in opportunity areas. PHAs will also be able to adopt administrative policies that further enable housing mobility, increase landlord participation, and reduce barriers for families to move across PHA jurisdictions through portability. Read more

 

HUD Secretary Ben Carson commemorates the first anniversary of the Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) initiative

On July 24, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Secretary Ben Carson commemorated the one year anniversary of the Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) initiative by meeting with voucher recipients and holding a roundtable with local leaders. Read more

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Topics: Fair Housing, Industry News, Housing Choice Voucher

Community development and housing news: July 20, 2020

Posted by NMA on Jul 20, 2020 8:45:00 AM

Appropriations Committee approves the 2021 fiscal year THUD funding bill, Eviction Prevention and Stability Toolkit announced on July 8, Stanislaus Regional Housing Authority to renovate a Modesto hotel into apartments, and more.

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Appropriations Committee approves fiscal year 2021 Transportation-Housing and Urban Development funding bill

The 2021 fiscal year funding provides $158.3 billion in base budgetary resources. $75 billion of these funds are allocated to support the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

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Topics: Fair Housing, Industry News, Housing Choice Voucher

Community development and housing news: July 6, 2020

Posted by NMA on Jul 6, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Florida will give $120 million to families in affordable housing, Portland opened a 203-unit affordable community, Santa Barbara's Housing Authority is working on a 29-unit housing project, and more.

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Florida will give out $240 million in Federal CARES Act funds

$120 million of the funds will go to families living in affordable housing units. These funds will help cover rent from July through December. There is also the option of applying the money to rent from April to June this year. Read more

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Topics: Fair Housing, Industry News, Housing Choice Voucher

2020 Model Admin Plan and Guide revisions now available online

Posted by NMA on Jul 2, 2020 1:52:05 PM

Our writing team has officially completed this year's revision of the NMA Model Admin Plan and Guide. For digital subscribers, your policy updates are available immediately on our revision subscriptions site. For hardcopy subscribers, the revision will be shipped out within the next few weeks.

If you're a brand new subscriber, you'll receive a hardcopy version along with instructions and credentials for downloading the electronic files. Please expect a few weeks for the hard copies to arrive.

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Topics: Books and Revision Services, EIV, Over-Income Families, SAFMR

Community development and housing news: June 23, 2020

Posted by NMA on Jun 23, 2020 3:17:25 PM

HUD announces grants for housing counseling and Foster Youth to Independence Initiative. Protecting young people from homelessness, strategies for increasing affordable housing amid COVID-19, and more.

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HUD awarded nearly $40 million in housing counseling grants on Tuesday, June 16

The grant will help households find affordable rental housing. Agencies can also use the funds to support emergency preparedness and disaster recovery efforts. Read more

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Topics: Fair Housing, Industry News, Housing Choice Voucher

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