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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

 

Los Angeles will expand its Project Roomkey using funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency

With reimbursements up to 100% of the costs, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the city will expand the program to temporarily house people experiencing homelessness in available hotel and motel rooms. Read more

 

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People experiencing homelessness in Jacksonville's Downtown area will be offered hotel rooms

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced a new initiative called Pathway to Home. The program will temporarily house those experiencing homelessness in hotel rooms, then transition them to permanent homes using Rapid Rehousing. Read more

 

 

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