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Community development and housing news: December 07, 2020

HUD's Office of Public and Indian Housing updates their Eviction Moratorium FAQs, Boston mayor signs the Housing Stability Notification Act, local Oregon nonprofit aims to make a shelter from Lincoln City hotel, and more.

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HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) updated their Eviction Moratorium FAQs

Updated on November 18, the document provides guidance for families assisted under PIH programs on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19 Notice and Order. Read more


Boston mayor signed the Housing Stability Notification Act for Bostonians at risk of eviction

The ordinance, signed on November 14, ensures Bostonians facing evictions will have access to information on available resources. Under the act, property owners and constables are required to provide a document containing information on tenant rights and resources when issuing a Notice to Quit or Nonrenewal of Lease. Read more


Local Oregon nonprofit aims to make a shelter from Lincoln City hotel

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners gave a stamp of approval to the Northwest Coastal Housing application for up to $10,000 to help with closing costs for the purchase of a 41-room hotel in Lincoln City. Should the grant be awarded, the funds will come from Oregon's Project Turnkey grants, which are funded from money allocated from CARES Act funding. Read more


Governor Hogan announces $19.3 million in Maryland Eviction Prevention Partnership grants

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is awarding federal Community Development Block Grant funding to 17 local Maryland jurisdictions to prevent evictions. Officials say these grants will help more than 3,600 households in the state. Read more


California Governor Newsom announced an emergency allocation of $62 million to local governments to protect people living in Project Roomkey hotels

The one-time fund from the State’s Disaster Response Emergency Operations Account will go to counties around California to aid current Project Roomkey participants living in motel or hotel rooms. Read more



Ketchum’s proposed Bluebird Village named a recipient of the Idaho Housing and Finance Association’s 2021 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program

The funds will help support a 56-unit project at the Ketchum City Hall site. The apartments will serve low-income persons and households earning between $16,000 and $60,900 per year. Read more


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