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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


HUD awards San Diego County tribes a total of $3.5 million for coronavirus recovery efforts

The funds will go toward projects intended to decrease the risk of spreading COVID, such as improving homes on reservations, construction of new rental housing, and changes or additions to the land's water systems. Read more


Tippecanoe County in Indiana has affordable housing development in the works

The three-story building will have 60 two-to-three-bedroom units. The apartments will range in pricing from $350 to $975 a month depending on the family's income with eight units accepting Housing Choice Vouchers. Read more



Brand new affordable housing is coming to the Miami-Dade area

The project will add 211 rental apartments and 10 townhomes ranging from two-to-four bedrooms. Construction will begin in October 2020 with full completion by 2023. Read more





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Topics: Fair Housing, Industry News, Housing Choice Voucher, COVID-19

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