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New ERAP division of NMA promises solutions

Posted by NMA on Jan 29, 2021 8:30:00 AM

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) helps households who have lost income due to COVID-19 receive funding and stay in their homes. It's a big help for renters — but for state and local governments, it can be challenging to disburse these funds.

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Community development and housing news: January 19, 2021

Posted by NMA on Jan 19, 2021 7:45:00 AM

CDC updates eviction moratorium FAQs for HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing, HUD announces $10 million in capacity building grants for rural America, PIH informs public housing agencies of extended CDC eviction moratorium, and more.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updates eviction moratorium FAQs for HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing

The newest version, published on January 8, provides updates to three FAQs dealing with applicability and the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program. Read more

 

HUD announces $10 million in capacity building grants for rural America

These grants will help five national non-profit organizations create affordable housing and stimulate community development for low-income families and individuals in rural areas. Read more

 

PIH informs public housing agency directors of extended CDC eviction moratorium

The notice states the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended the eviction moratorium to January 31, 2021. Tenants must sign a declaration that is attached to the CDC Order to receive this eviction protection. Read more

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Community development and housing news: January 4, 2021

Posted by NMA on Jan 4, 2021 7:45:00 AM

HUD celebrates new Atlantic City EnVision Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Secretary Ben Carson published Home for the Holidays article in Townhall, and over $34 million in funds are awarded to three public housing agencies.

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HUD celebrates new Atlantic City EnVision Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony

The event celebrated the Atlantic City RX5 Cyber EnVision Center relocation to a larger space. The new building will be able to provide more community resources than the previous site. Read more

 

HUD secretary Ben Carson published Home for the Holidays article in Townhall

In the piece, Carson talks about HUD's Home for the Holidays series and the impact programs such as the Family Self-Sufficiency Program and the Foster Youth to Independence Initiative (FYI) has had on American families. Read more

 

HUD awarded over $34 million to three public housing agencies

The funds will provide resources for residents’ health and safety, as well as protection against crime and drug-related activities. Alexander County Housing Authority, Gary Housing Authority, and New York City Housing Authority will receive grants. Read more

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Community development and housing news: December 21, 2020

Posted by NMA on Dec 21, 2020 7:45:00 AM

HUD published a Q&A on using CDBG-CV funds for emergency payments to a public utility, HUD announced millions in rental and housing assistance for veterans in need, Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center (EPEC) received funding to begin rapid rehousing program for domestic violence survivors, and more.

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HUD published a Q&A on using CDBG-CV funds for emergency payments to a public utility

The document goes into detail about whether CDBG-CV can be used to assist a household by paying a public utility provider on the household’s behalf and gives specific requirements a grantee must consider in making an emergency payment to a public utility on behalf of an individual or family. Read more

 

HUD announced millions in rental and housing assistance for veterans in need

On Thursday, December 10, HUD announced it's awarding $46 million in rental assistance and housing vouchers for veterans experiencing homelessness through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program. Read more

 

Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center (EPEC) received funding to begin rapid rehousing program for domestic violence survivors

The program will use funds from HUD that's specifically licensed for domestic violence services. EPEC's rapid rehousing program will help survivors find safe housing by paying their rent from three months up to a year, depending on the circumstances and situation. Read more

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Community development and housing news: December 07, 2020

Posted by NMA on Dec 7, 2020 7:15:00 AM

HUD's Office of Public and Indian Housing updates their Eviction Moratorium FAQs, Boston mayor signed the Housing Stability Notification Act, Local Oregon nonprofit aims to make a shelter from Lincoln City hotel, and more.

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HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) updated their Eviction Moratorium FAQs

Updated on November 18, the document provides guidance for families assisted under PIH programs on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19 Notice and Order. Read more

 

Boston mayor signed the Housing Stability Notification Act for Bostonians at risk of eviction

The ordinance, signed on November 14, ensures Bostonians facing evictions will have access to information on available resources. Under the act, property owners and constables are required to provide a document containing information on tenant rights and resources when issuing a Notice to Quit or Nonrenewal of Lease. Read more

 

Local Oregon nonprofit aims to make a shelter from Lincoln City hotel

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners gave a stamp of approval to the Northwest Coastal Housing application for up to $10,000 to help with closing costs for the purchase of a 41-room hotel in Lincoln City. Should the grant be awarded, the funds will come from Oregon's Project Turnkey grants, which are funded from money allocated from CARES Act funding. Read more

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