Community development and housing news: June 22, 2021
HUD Deputy Secretary Adrianne Todman sworn in, HUD restores AFFH requirement, HUD awards $1.1 billion for EHVs, and the University of Chicago releases new research on homelessness.
Adrianne Todman Sworn in as Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban DevelopmentOn June 14, HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge issued the oath of office to Deputy Secretary Todman, who most recently served as the CEO of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). Read article
HUD Publishes Interim Final Rule to Restore Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Requirement
The publication provides a robust definition of the duty to affirmatively further fair housing. Under the restored AFFH regulatory definition, HUD funding recipients must commit to taking steps to remedy their unique fair housing issues. The interim final rule will go into effect on July 31. Read article
HUD Awards $1.1 Billion in American Rescue Plan Funds for Emergency Housing Vouchers
70,000 vouchers are being awarded for 626 public housing authorities administering HCV programs. The awarded funds are part of the $5 billion the American Rescue Plan Act enabled HUD to allocate. These vouchers went to communities with the greatest need for EHVs, where local housing authorities demonstrated their capacity to administer assistance. Read article
New Research on Homelessness Reveals Long-term Economic Hardship, Relatively Little Interstate Mobility
A working paper from the University of Chicago and the U.S. Census Bureau creates a clearer picture of the characteristics, employment, income, and safety-net participation by people experiencing homelessness. Analysis showed that this community suffers substantial long-term material deprivation. Read article
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