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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

HUD's Interim Final Rule Explained

Posted by NMA on Oct 18, 2021 10:50:35 AM

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Topics: Final Rule, Financial Management, PBRA, PHAS, Industry News, Multifamily, Emergency Rental Assistance

Community Development and Housing News: October 11, 2021

Posted by NMA on Oct 11, 2021 11:37:46 AM

HUD requires the delivery of information about federal emergency rental assistance before evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent in HUD-subsidized properties, releases new resources and training for PHAs on a variety of topics, and more.

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HUD Issues Rule Protecting Tenants Facing Evictions for Nonpayment of Rent in HUD-Assisted Properties

An interim final rule published in the Federal Register on October 4 prohibits the eviction of tenants for nonpayment of rent from HUD-subsidized properties and certain PBRA properties without providing a 30-day notice that includes information about available federal emergency rental assistance. Read article

 

New Public Housing Resources and Training Available

New resources and training are available on the HUD Exchange to support PHAs and their partners in developing and administering their public housing and voucher programs. These include the “Minimum Rent and Hardship Exemption Policy” video; video interviews with residents and staff about Mainstream vouchers; the “Introduction to Child Welfare” webinar recording; a five-part webinar on improving performance on your PHAS; the “PHA Asset Repositioning Post-Closing How-To” video; and a webinar series on financial management and best practices for HCV. Read article

 

HUD Extends NSPIRE Physical Inspection Pilot to 2023

In a Federal Register notice on September 28, HUD announced the extension of NSPIRE to April 30, 2023. The purpose of the NSPIRE pilot is to change the 20-year-old REAC physical inspection system to better reflect the condition of privately owned, HUD-subsidized housing. Read article

 

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Topics: CDBG, Final Rule, Financial Management, PBRA, PHAS, Industry News, Multifamily, NSPIRE, Emergency Rental Assistance

3 Housing Authorities whose Resident Services Astounded us in 2020

Posted by NMA on Oct 7, 2021 12:29:29 PM

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We would like to highlight two more winners of the 2021 NMA Housing Awards—our Resident Service awardees—as well as one other agency whose work impressed us.

East Baton Rouge Parish, LA steps up

For one southern city, last year, during the height of the pandemic, necessity was the mother of invention.

The idea for the Beds for Babies/Beds for Kids program began when a member of the E. Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority maintenance team noticed children’s bedrooms without beds and asked if he could purchase the wood and supplies to build a bed for these children. This problem of infants and young children sleeping on the floor or co-sleeping with parents and siblings was elevated to Director J. Daniels and the entire staff of the EBRPHA. Turns out under the financial stress of COVID-19 some new parents were struggling to buy these pricey items.

Director Daniels and his team found that 50 children had been sleeping with their parents, on sofas or pallets.

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Topics: Community Service, Customer Service, FSS, Maintenance, NMA Housing Awards, Multifamily, Housing Choice Voucher, COVID-19

A New Look at Life and Community in Affordable Housing: Oct. 1, 2021

Posted by NMA on Oct 1, 2021 11:08:25 AM

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Housing developments in the US are growing and rapidly changing to meet the needs and wants of tenants, including never-before seen amenities. These developments are offering more than just a place to live and come home to lay your head, they offer a community. A chance to become a part of something. Each of these developments mark welcome changes and are bringing life to their communities. We want to discuss several, first, Johnson Ranch which was highlighted in our NMA PIH News Alert recently, and a few of our 2021 Housing Awards winners and nominees.

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Topics: NMA Housing Awards

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