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Community Development and Housing News: November 28, 2022

Posted by NMA on Nov 29, 2022 11:12:35 AM

HUD makes 2023 updates; a new paper reviews HCV program impact; and HUD closes a RAD conversion transaction in Illinois.

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HUD Updates Flat Rent Exception Request Submission Requirements

Notice PIH 2022-33 applies to the Public Housing program. This notice supersedes the guidance provided in Notice PIH 2021-27 related to flat rents and supplements the streamlining final rule published in 2016. Read notice

 

HUD Publishes 2023 OCAFs

Operating cost adjustment factors (OCAFs) for project-based assistance contracts for eligible multifamily housing projects with anniversary dates on or after February 11, 2023 have been established in a recent Federal Register notice. Read article

 

HUD Releases 2023 Public Housing Management Fee Table

HUD’s Financial Management Division has released the Calendar Year 2023 80th percentile management fees for public housing. The schedule includes a table for PHAs with a central office cost center and a table for those without. Read article

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Topics: Flat Rent, RAD, Industry News, Administrative Fees, Housing Choice Voucher

Community Development and Housing News: November 7, 2022

Posted by NMA on Nov 7, 2022 1:46:33 PM

PIH replaces Admin Fee Guidance Document, HUD announces new Rapid Unsheltered Survivor Housing (RUSH) program, OLHCHH releases new public housing module for Lead Safe Housing Rule Toolkit and fall issue of Healthy Homes Insider, and Evanston, IL passes new fair housing protections.

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PIH Replaces 2021 Admin Fee Guidance Document

PIH has published corrections to information and links included in the “Notice of Annual Factors for Determining Administrative Fees for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Mainstream, and Moderate Rehabilitation Programs for CY 2021” published in August. The new guidance, published in the Federal Register on Nov. 1, replaces the old, though the annual factors for determining administrative fees have not changed. Read article

 

HUD’s Lead Safe Housing Rule Toolkit: New Public Housing Module Now Available

The Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes has added a Public Housing Module to its Lead Safe Housing Rule Toolkit, introducing tools to help PHAs understand federal lead rules and bring pre-1978 housing into compliance. Read article

 

HUD Deploys First Round of Funding Through New Rapid Response Program to Address Homelessness in Areas Hit by Disasters

HUD’s new Rapid Unsheltered Survivor Housing (RUSH) program aims to fill in federal assistance gaps in communities hit by disasters to better meet the needs of people experiencing homelessness. The first round of funding has been granted to the state of Florida for localities impacted by Hurricane Ian. Read article

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Topics: Disaster Programs, Industry News, Administrative Fees, Housing Choice Voucher

Community Development and Housing News: October 24, 2022

Posted by NMA on Oct 24, 2022 9:16:26 AM

HUD releases updated FSS FAQ and EHV fact sheet  and Tucson, AZ passes a new source-of-income ordinance to protect voucher users.

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HUD Updates FSS Final Rule Implementation FAQs

New questions and responses have been added to HUD’s FSS Final Rule Implementation Frequently Asked Questions, available on their FSS webpage. The added questions and responses are marked as “New". See FSS page

 

HUD Marks Important New Milestone in American Rescue Plan’s Emergency Housing Voucher Program

It’s official: 50 percent of the total number of EHVs provided through the American Rescue Plan have been leased up. HUD has released a fact sheet including more data on EHV use. Read article

 

Tucson, Arizona Passes New Source-of-Income Ordinance

Tucson City Council recently passed an ordinance making it unlawful for property managers to reject a rental application based on the applicant’s source of income, including housing assistance such as the HCV program. The ordinance is part of a broader plan in the city to reduce the barriers encountered by housing choice voucher users seeking homes to rent. NLIHC reports on the policy. Read article

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Topics: FSS, Industry News, Housing Choice Voucher

Announcing the 2022 NMA Housing Award Winners

Posted by NMA on Oct 21, 2022 11:45:00 AM

2022 Housing Awards Winners: Four images depicting children smiling and posing on a bus; the outside of a four-story, white and gray apartment building; a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of a small neighborhood of ten houses with lawns; and a ribbon-cutting ceremony inside a building, with the Wellness Resource Center logo displayed.

In an online ceremony today, CEO John McKay announced the winners of the 2022 NMA Housing Awards, annually given to recognize the excellence of individual agencies in the field of affordable housing.

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Topics: NMA Housing Awards, Company

Community Development and Housing News: October 10, 2022

Posted by NMA on Oct 10, 2022 2:44:39 PM

HUD issues PIH Notices on funding for mainstream vouchers and regulatory waivers for HCV, releases the latest issue of Evidence Matters, extends the FSS NOFA deadline for applicants affected by disasters, and selects 18 PHAs for the new asset building MTW Demonstration cohort.

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PIH Issues Notice on Extension of Certain Regulatory Waivers and Streamlined Review Process

Notice PIH 2022-30 provides for the extension of currently approved regulatory waivers for two purposes: increasing the payment standard during the HAP contract term, and new payment standard amounts through December 31, 2023. The specific regulatory waivers included relate to assisting PHAs in responding to ongoing fluctuations and disruptions in the rental market by providing more flexibility with establishing and applying payment standards. Read notice

 

PIH Issues Notice on Increased Funding for New Mainstream Vouchers

With Notice PIH 2022-31, HUD has increased the total amount of funding available for new Mainstream vouchers from $40 million to $48 million. No new applications for Mainstream vouchers are being received through the notice. Read notice

 

Evidence Matters: Climate and Housing (Summer 2022)

HUD’s Office of PD&R has published the Summer 2022 issue of Evidence Matters, their quarterly publication on research relevant to HUD policymaking. This issue’s theme is climate change and housing. Read article

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Topics: FSS, MTW, PIH notices, Industry News, Disaster Recovery, Housing Choice Voucher

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