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Community Development and Housing News: December 20, 2021

Posted by NMA on Dec 20, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Last day for all PHAs to submit information to the CARES Act Waiver Report Tool, expedited regulatory waivers now available for public housing and HCV programs, and more.

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Today, Dec. 20, Is the Deadline to Submit CARES Act Waiver Adoption Information

Per HUD’s Notice PIH 2021-33, all PHAs must enter information to the CARES Act Waiver Reporting Tool (CAWRT) no later than today, Monday, Dec. 20, 2021. This includes those that did not adopt the discretionary COVID-19 waivers, although there is an expedited reporting process in place for these PHAs. Read article


PHAs May Apply for Expedited Regulatory Waivers for Public Housing and HCV Programs

In Notice PIH 2021-32, HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing advises PHAs that they may apply for certain regulatory waivers originally offered as part of the CARES Act. As long as a PHA follows the process set out by the notice, HUD will expeditiously respond to the request for these waivers. Read article


HHS and HUD Announce Expanded Partnership, New Housing and Services Resource Center

The US departments of Health and Human Services and of Housing and Urban Development are launching a national Housing and Services Resource Center (HSRC) as the hub of a coordinated federal effort to improve access to affordable housing and community-based supportive services. Goals include advancing equity for people with disabilities, older adults, and people experiencing homelessness. Read article


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Topics: Foster Children, PIH notices, Industry News, Housing Choice Voucher, COVID-19

Community Development and Housing News: October 25, 2021

Posted by NMA on Oct 25, 2021 8:30:00 AM

HUD publishes 2021 limits for HOME, Notice PIH 2021-29 offers language for informing tenants of emergency rental assistance, a study reports positive tenant experiences with RAD, and more.

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HUD Publishes New 2021 Limits for HOME Maximum Per-Unit Subsidies

HUD has adjusted the basic statutory mortgage limits for Multifamily Housing Programs for 2021. These limits are effective for the HOME Program from September 9 until HUD publishes the basic statutory limits for 2022 in the Federal Register. Read article


Notice PIH 2021-29 Provides Supplemental Guidance to the Interim Final Rule “Extension of Time and Required Disclosures for Notification of Nonpayment of Rent”

Following up on the recent requirement that HUD-subsidized properties provide 30 days’ notice with information about emergency rental assistance before evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent, HUD has provided further information for multifamily and public housing programs, as well as sample language for informing tenants of their rental assistance options. Read article


Study Examines Impact of HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration on Tenants

An article in Cityscape examines short-term tenant outcomes in HUD’s RAD program, finding that overall, tenants reported either a positive or neutral experience and were generally satisfied with PHA communication and management. The National Low Income Housing Coalition summarizes the study’s findings. Read article


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Topics: Final Rule, HOME, PBRA, PIH notices, RAD, Industry News, Multifamily, Emergency Rental Assistance, COVID-19

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, COVID-19

PIH Issues Issues Guidance on Supplemental Operating Fund Appropriations

Posted by NMA on May 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM

This morning HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) issued Notice PIH 2020-07 to provide guidance on the allocation and eligible uses of the supplemental Operating Fund appropriations provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, as well as the additional flexibilities to use previously appropriated funds provided through the act. As you know, the CARES Act provided an additional $685 million for the Public Housing Operating Fund to enable PHAs to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. Highlights of today’s notice include the following:

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Topics: PIH notices, Industry News, HUD terms, COVID-19

Our Webinar on the COVID-19 HUD Waivers for PIH Programs is now here!

Posted by NMA on Apr 21, 2020 8:45:00 AM

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Our Webinar on the COVID-19 HUD Waivers for PIH Programs is now on our site!

If you're looking for an in-depth discussion of each of the waivers issued as part of the Notice PIH 2020-05, then be sure to check out our video.

We also have slides available for you to download.

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Topics: PIH notices, Industry News, COVID-19

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