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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

Community development and housing news: June 8, 2020

Posted by NMA on Jun 8, 2020 9:27:58 AM

HUD Secretary Ben Carson announced nearly $77 million in a fourth wave of CARES Act funding. Michigan, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Arizona all received funds. Ted Houghton shares why it's a good time for city governments to invest in housing.

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On May 18, 2020, HUD Secretary Ben Carson announced nearly $77 million in a fourth wave of CARES Act funding

The fourth wave of relief funds will provide support for up to 8,300 housing choice vouchers to public housing authorities. These funds will also provide affordable housing to non-elderly people living with disabilities. Read more

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Topics: Fair Housing, Industry News, Housing Choice Voucher

Cares Act Funding for Public Housing, Capital Funds and HCV Programs

Posted by NMA on May 8, 2020 10:45:00 AM

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Listen to NMA’s Financial Services Division Webinar
hosted by Michael Petro

HUD PIH Notice 2020-08 CARES Act
HCV Program Administrative
Fees, issued on April 28, 2020

The Learning Objectives of this session will be:

  • Understand HUD PIH Notice 2020-08 and the programs to which it applies
  • Identify HUD’s funding methodology
  • Determine eligible expenses for CARES Act funding
  • Determine ineligible expenses for CARES Act funding
  • Identify other sources of funds available to your PHA to offset coronavirus related expenses
  • Understand CARES Act funding reporting requirements for your PHA

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Topics: PIH notices, Industry News, Housing Choice Voucher

GoSection8 2020 National Survey

Posted by NMA on May 6, 2020 4:44:35 PM

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Topics: Industry News, Housing Choice Voucher

PIH Issues Notice on CARES Act Admin Fee Funding Provisions

Posted by NMA on Apr 30, 2020 1:30:00 PM

On April 28, 2020, HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) issued Notice PIH 2020-08 to implement funding provisions for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Mainstream programs provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. As you know, the CARES Act provided $1.25 billion in supplemental HCV program appropriations to enable PHAs to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. Yesterday’s notice covers the administrative fee portion of those appropriations totaling $850 million. Below are some highlights:

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Topics: Industry News, Housing Choice Voucher

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