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Community Development and Housing News: August 30, 2021

Posted by NMA on Aug 30, 2021 2:08:40 PM

The US Department of the Treasury updates Emergency Rental Assistance policies, Damon Smith is sworn in as General Counsel of HUD, and HUD announces $2.7 billion in funds for organizations working to support people experiencing homelessness.

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Treasury Announces Seven Additional Policies to Encourage State and Local Governments to Expedite Emergency Rental Assistance

To help ERA grantees continue to expedite assistance to eligible households, the United States Department of the Treasury has announced additional policies and clarifications. The updates are based on feedback collected through site visits and meetings with rental assistance administrators, tenant advocates, landlords, and other stakeholders. Read article

 

Damon Smith Sworn in as General Counsel of Housing and Urban Development

HUD Deputy Secretary Adrianne Todman issued the oath of office to General Counsel Smith during a ceremony at HUD headquarters. General Counsel Smith was confirmed by the Senate by unanimous consent on August 11. Read article

 

HUD Announces $2.7 Billion Funding Opportunity to Help People Experiencing Homelessness

In a recent Notice of Funding Opportunity, HUD made $2.656 billion in FY 2021 Continuum of Care Program competitive funding available for supportive services and housing programs for people who are unsheltered. Homeless services organizations across the country will have the opportunity to renew existing projects, apply for new projects, and reallocate resources from lower performing projects. Applications are due to HUD on November 16, 2021. Read article

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