Community Development and Housing News: May 9, 2022
PIH opens applications for Moving to Work, Illinois renters with nonwage income can look forward to Fair Housing protections, and a unique Bronx housing cooperative receives loan refinancing.
PIH Issues Fourth MTW Cohort NoticeNotice PIH 2022-11 addresses the application process of the fourth cohort—asset building—of the Moving to Work (MTW) expansion. The asset building cohort will include 30 high performing PHAs, selected from eligible applicants, with under 6,000 HCV and public housing units combined. Read notice
Illinois General Assembly Passes Source-of-Income Fair Housing Protections
With the passage of HB 2775, Illinois becomes the twentieth US state to provide legal protection against discrimination for people seeking housing with nonwage income. This amendment to the Illinois Human Rights act will benefit, among others, families and veterans with Housing Choice Vouchers. NLIHC reports on the new legislation. Read article
The Bronx’s Co-op City to Receive $124 Million for Repairs and Upgrades for 45,000 Residents
HUD, NYC Housing Development Corporation, and other involved parties have closed on the refinancing of Co-op City’s HUD loan, which will maintain long-term housing quality and affordability for residents of the unique affordable housing cooperative in the Bronx. Read article