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Community Development and Housing News: July 6, 2022

HUD posts regulatory agenda, provides voucher administrative fund guidance, releases new data sharing process for CDBG-DR and CDBG-MIT grantees, and closes a RAD transaction with the Virgin Islands Housing Authority; OCI posts the 2023 Capital Fund certification schedule.

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HUD Posts Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has made available its semiannual regulatory agenda. The agenda for HUD includes a proposed reauthorization of VAWA, a final rule on reporting requirements for lead-based paint hazards, and much more. See agenda


HUD PIH Provides Guidance on Using Voucher Administrative Funds to Help Households Lease Units

Notice PIH 2022-18 provides guidance to PHAs that use HCV Administrative fee fund allocations for non-traditional “other expenses” to help households with vouchers successfully lease homes. Because the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022 provides funding for other expenses than typical HCV administrative activities, PIH has revisited its previous guidance on eligible use of such fees. NLIHC shares key information from the notice. Read article


OCI Posts 2023 Cap Fund Certification Schedule

HUD’s Office of Capital Improvements has announced that in preparation for the calculation of FY 2023 Capital Fund grant awards, the annual PIC certification process will run July 5-August 25, 2022. The reporting date is June 30. See announcement


New Data Sharing Process for CDBG-DR and CDBG-MIT Grantees

Following privacy-related revisions to the data sharing agreement (DSA) between FEMA and CDBG grantees, HUD has created a new Data Sharing webpage, where grantees must sign two agreements. The page also contains a training webinar, FAQ links, and data request templates. View Data Sharing page


HUD Closes Rental Assistance Demonstration Conversion Transaction with Virgin Islands Housing Authority to Rehabilitate Affordable Rental Homes in St. Croix

HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing has closed a RAD transaction with the Virgin Islands Housing Authority. The transaction includes a construction budget to rehabilitate 248 homes that took significant damage during Hurricanes Irma and Maria five years ago. Reconstruction will include hazard mitigation measures to protect buildings against future storms. Read article


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