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Community Development and Housing News: November 7, 2022

PIH replaces Admin Fee Guidance Document, HUD announces new Rapid Unsheltered Survivor Housing (RUSH) program, OLHCHH releases new public housing module for Lead Safe Housing Rule Toolkit and fall issue of Healthy Homes Insider, and Evanston, IL passes new fair housing protections.

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PIH Replaces 2021 Admin Fee Guidance Document

PIH has published corrections to information and links included in the “Notice of Annual Factors for Determining Administrative Fees for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Mainstream, and Moderate Rehabilitation Programs for CY 2021” published in August. The new guidance, published in the Federal Register on Nov. 1, replaces the old, though the annual factors for determining administrative fees have not changed. Read article


HUD’s Lead Safe Housing Rule Toolkit: New Public Housing Module Now Available

The Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes has added a Public Housing Module to its Lead Safe Housing Rule Toolkit, introducing tools to help PHAs understand federal lead rules and bring pre-1978 housing into compliance. Read article


HUD Deploys First Round of Funding Through New Rapid Response Program to Address Homelessness in Areas Hit by Disasters

HUD’s new Rapid Unsheltered Survivor Housing (RUSH) program aims to fill in federal assistance gaps in communities hit by disasters to better meet the needs of people experiencing homelessness. The first round of funding has been granted to the state of Florida for localities impacted by Hurricane Ian. Read article

Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Fall Newsletter

OLHCHH has issued the fall edition of its quarterly e-newsletter, Healthy Homes Insider, featuring the recipients of the HUD Secretary’s Awards for Healthy Homes, National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, grant announcements and updates, disaster recovery resources, and more. Read newsletter


Evanston, Illinois, Adds Protections to New Fair Housing Ordinance

Recent amendments to Evanston’s Fair Housing Ordinance extend protection to prospective tenants with criminal records that have no bearing on their ability to be good tenants, and to victims of domestic violence at risk of housing instability. NLIHC reports. Read article

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