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Community development and housing news: October 26, 2020

Posted by NMA on Oct 26, 2020 8:15:00 AM

HUD Secretary announced the latest HUD EnVision Center, new Field Office Director named for Vermont, HUD Regional Administrator presented a $6 million check to the City of Trenton, and more.

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HUD Secretary Ben Carson announced the latest HUD EnVision Center designation for Bedford Hope Center in Pittsburgh, PA

The Center has an intergovernmental agreement with the local Department of Human Services and will continue with current federal programs such as Family Self Sufficiency (FSS), Resident Opportunity Self Sufficiency (ROSS), and Choice Neighborhoods Initiatives. Read more

 

Sean Thomas named as Field Office Director for Vermont

The new Field Office Director acts as HUD's liaison to mayors, city managers, elected representatives, state and local officials, members of Congress, private and non-profit developers, stakeholders, and customers. Read more

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Topics: Fair Housing, Industry News, Housing Choice Voucher

Community development and housing news: October 12, 2020

Posted by NMA on Oct 12, 2020 8:15:00 AM

California governor announces third round of Homekey Awards, HUD awards $3.7 million to the City of Roanoke, Philadelphia Housing Authority supplies resources for remote students, and more.

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California governor announces third round of Homekey Awards

Governor Newsom awarded more than $137 million for 19 projects totaling 938 units. The governor also submitted a request to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee for an additional $200 million for the Homekey Awards. Read more

 

HUD awards $3.7 million to the City of Roanoke to clean up dangerous lead in low-income families’ homes

The funds, which are part of nearly $165 million awarded nationwide, will address lead hazards in 140 Roanoke housing units to provide safer environments for families. Read more

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Topics: Fair Housing, Industry News, Housing Choice Voucher

Community development and housing news: September 28, 2020

Posted by NMA on Sep 28, 2020 8:45:00 AM

HUD awards nearly $2 billion in CARES Act funding and announces a new EnVision Center, Tulsa Housing Authority establishes an Emergency Rental Assistance Program, and more.

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HUD awards nearly $2 billion in CARES Act funding

On September 11, HUD Secretary Ben Carson announced the allocation of the remaining $1.988 billion in CARES Act funding for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. This round of funds will provide temporary assistance to help individuals and families pay up to 6 months of rent. Read more

 

HUD announces Montana's first HUD EnVision Center

Fort Peck Housing Authority in Poplar, Montana will house the latest EnVision Center to utilize resources that help individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency and economic mobility. The center hopes to increase employment, participation in health and safety activities, youth engagement in leadership programs and summer programs, and more. Read more

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Topics: Fair Housing, Industry News, Housing Choice Voucher

Community development and housing news: September 14, 2020

Posted by NMA on Sep 14, 2020 3:24:43 PM

HUD reiterates allowable uses of CARES Act funds, Dover Housing Authority creates free Wi-Fi access program for students, HUD awards San Diego County tribes $3.5 million for coronavirus recovery efforts, and more.

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HUD states that rental assistance to prevent evictions is an allowable use of the $7 billion in CARES Act funds

HUD reiterated that recipients who received Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) or Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds can use the money to aid individuals experiencing hardships due to COVID-19 in the form of rental assistance or other aid. Read more

 

Dover Housing Authority creates free Wi-Fi access program for remote students

The facility will seat up to 30 students (while still following social distancing guidelines) and allow children who live at Whittier Falls to attend their school remotely. The program will also teach students computer literacy. Read more

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Topics: Fair Housing, Industry News, Housing Choice Voucher

Community development and housing news: August 31, 2020

Posted by NMA on Aug 31, 2020 8:45:00 AM

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.

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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

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