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Community Development and Housing News: November 8, 2021

New public housing and HCV resources are available on the HUD Exchange, the Department of the Treasury releases resources and information for Emergency Rental Assistance reallocation, and more.

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New Public Housing Resources and Training Available

New resources and training are available on the HUD Exchange to support PHAs and their partners in developing and administering their public housing and voucher programs. Recent additions include the Public Housing Resident Organizing and Participation Toolkit in English and Spanish, NSPIRE Online Training, and a guidebook and webinar on strategies for assisting people experiencing homelessness. Read article


Treasury Releases ERA1 Reallocation Resources

NLIHC summarizes a letter published by U.S. Department of the Treasury Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo, announcing timelines and priorities for the Emergency Rental Assistance reallocation process. The letter also includes links to relevant forms and instructions for submitting them. Read article


HUD PIH Posts Updated Emergency Housing Voucher FAQs

In the sixth update to the EHV FAQs, HUD PIH adds 14 new questions and answers. NLIHC highlights five additions regarding voucher administration, the EHV services fee, and portability. Read article


Materials Posted: HCV Utilization Best Practices Webinar Series

Materials are now posted to the HUD Exchange for all webinars in HUD’s three-part series on best practices for HCV administrative plans, managing competing priorities, strategically using vouchers, and preventing evictions. Read article


HUD Allocates More Than $2 Billion to Advance Equitable Disaster Recovery, Build Climate Change Resilience

HUD is allocating more than $2 billion in CDBG-DR and CDBG-MIT funds to 10 states in response to 15 major disasters that occurred in 2020. Funds are to be used for disaster relief, long-term recovery, restoration of infrastructure and housing, economic revitalization, and mitigation, in the most impacted and distressed areas. Read article


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