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Community development and housing news: March 1, 2021

U.S. Department of the Treasury posts FAQs for Emergency Rental Assistance Program, HUD Exchange offers Moving On webinar series, HUD awards $2.7 billion to public housing authorities to modernize housing, and more.

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U.S. Department of the Treasury posted FAQs regarding the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

On February 22, The Treasury posted a revised version of its Emergency Rental Assistance FAQ. The eight-page document provides guidance on the requirements of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Read more


Moving On Webinar Series

This webinar series introduces resources for implementing Moving On strategies and programs to help permanent supportive housing (PSH) tenants who wish to move on but still require rental assistance to maintain their housing. Read more


HUD awarded $2.7 billion to public housing authorities to modernize housing for families and seniors

The grants are provided through HUD's Capital Fund Program. Housing authorities can use the funds to complete large-scale improvements to build, renovate, and/or modernize the public housing in their area. Read more


HUD announced $38.8 million in loan guarantee assistance to the District of Columbia for affordable housing projects

The funds will go toward rehabilitation projects to preserve and increase the number of affordable units in the area. The $38.8 million is guaranteed through HUD's Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program (Section 108). Read more



HUD awarded $1.5 million to 13 public housing authorities to support education and employment among HUD-assisted families

The funds will be used for HUD’s Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program which connects residents to existing services that help them find jobs and increase their earned income. Read more


HUD announced more key staff members

Chief of Staff Jenn Jones announced five leadership appointees and their newest roles. Read more


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