HUD provides new Family Self-Sufficiency materials, Vermont invests in affordable housing and renter rights, PAHRC reports on housing assistance program numbers, and more.
HUD Posts FSS Final Rule Materials
Following the May 17 publication of a new final rule announcing changes to the Family Self-Sufficiency program, HUD has posted new materials on the FSS webpage. These include a summary of the changes and a list of further resources you can expect to see as they become available. See resources
Vermont Increases Funding for Affordable Housing and Passes Bills to Protect Renters and Address Systemic Racism in Housing
The state of Vermont recently passed important pieces of legislation increasing funding for the Vermont Housing and Conservation board as well as the Vermont Housing Improvement Program. Additionally, the Rental Housing Safety Bill provides improved ways to address unsafe building conditions, and a Housing Omnibus bill aims to reduce discrimination in housing programs. NLIHC reports on the changes. Read article
Beyond Public Housing: How Public Housing Authorities are Transforming the Way They Preserve and Expand Their Housing StockThis report from the Public and Affordable Housing Corporation (PAHRC) examines the numbers surrounding alternate sources of funding used by public housing authorities to provide assistance. The document concludes with recommendations for Congress to take to support PHA development efforts. Read report
HUD Opens Nominations for Secretary’s Historic Preservation AwardHUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research, in conjunction with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, annually recognize agencies, developers, and organizations for their success in preserving historical sites while providing affordable housing. Eligible projects must promote the use of historic buildings for affordable housing, community development, or economic opportunity; include HUD assistance; meet preservation guidelines; and contribute to local or tribal community revitalization efforts. Learn more