HUD approved new uses and provided guidance and flexibility for coronavirus relief funds, Fair Market Rents (FMRs) for the Housing Choice Voucher were published, and more.
HUD Secretary Ben Carson approved new uses for communities' coronavirus relief funds
On Friday, August 14, Secretary Ben Carson announced new flexibilities for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) program to allow for the best utilization of funds by state and local governments. HUD is also allowing flexibility to use non-CARES Act funds for coronavirus recovery. Read more
HUD provided guidance and flexibility to state and local governments for coronavirus relief funds
The issue will allow governments to use existing federal disaster recovery funds to support low- and moderate-income households for disasters occurring in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 during the coronavirus outbreak. Also provided were extensions and clarification on submission deadlines for Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery (CDBG-DR). Read more