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Community Development and Housing News: February 14, 2022

HUD announces the return of PHAS scoring, releases the 2021 Annual Homeless Assessment Report Part 1, clarifies that it will enforce carbon monoxide detector requirements, and more.

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Return of Public Housing Assessment Systems (PHAS)

In Notice PIH 2022-02, HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing advises public housing agencies that PHAS scoring will resume starting with the March 31, 2022, fiscal year end cohort. The notice also includes a temporary adjustment to the standard under the Management Assessment Subsystem indicator for the Tenant Accounts Receivable sub-indicator. Read article


HUD Releases 2021 Annual Homeless Assessment Report

Part 1 of HUD’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report contains data on people experiencing sheltered homelessness in 2021. A decline in numbers from 2020 suggests that COVID-19 relief efforts positively affected vulnerable communities, allowing them to keep their housing during the pandemic and beyond. Read article


HUD Will Enforce Carbon Monoxide Alarm/Detector Installation in HUD-Assisted Housing

HUD-assisted properties must install carbon monoxide alarms or detectors by December 27, 2022, and HUD will enforce this requirement, as clarified in a joint notice from HUD’s Office of Housing, Office of Lead Hazard Control, and Office of Public and Indian Housing. This applies to owners and operates of public housing, housing choice voucher, project-based voucher, and project-based rental assistance programs, and of sections 202 and 811 supportive housing for the elderly and people with disabilities. Read article


Call for Entries: The Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships

The application deadline for The Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships, which recognizes excellence in partnerships that have both transformed the relationships between the philanthropic and led to measurable benefits in housing and community development, is March 28, 2022. Read article


Biden Administration Names New Executive Director of U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)

New USICH executive director Jeff Olivet has worked to eradicate homelessness for more than twenty years, with a range of experience including direct street outreach, serving as CEO of the Center on Social Innovation, and consulting for Racial Equity Partners. Read article


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