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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

 

HUD announced a $450 million investment in Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG) to help Tribal Communities respond to COVID-19

HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge announced the funds on Thursday, March 25, 2021. The grants will be used for affordable housing activities that provide COVID-19 safety measures for Tribal members and communities. Read more

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Public Housing Repositioning Webinar Series

HUD Exchange added a new webinar to their Public Housing Repositioning series which addresses common issues in the repositioning process. The next webinar will cover Environmental Review Procedures on April 14, 2021. Read more

 

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