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Community Development and Housing News: November 13, 2023

HUD provides new EHV assistance for PHAs, posts a draft of the instruction booklet for the HOTMA-updated form HUD-50058, proposes a rule to remove criminal conviction restrictions in fair housing testing, makes new funding available to address youth homelessness, and chooses its partner agency for the Innovation in Affordable Housing competition.

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HUD Revamps EHV Dashboard, Develops New Reports

The updated Emergency Housing Vouchers dashboard and new reports assist PHAs with the EHV guidance HUD provided in Notices PIH 2023-14 and PIH 2023-31. Read more


HUD Posts Form HUD-50058 Instruction Booklet Draft

The Form HUD-50058 Instruction Booklet explains each line of the form to help ensure the accuracy and consistency of the information collected. HUD has posted a draft of the booklet on the HOTMA resources page, at the end of the list of revised forms HUD-50058. Read more


HUD Proposes Removing Criminal Conviction Restrictions for Fair Housing Testers

A proposed rule issued in the Federal Register would eliminate restrictions barring Fair Housing Initiatives Program grantees and Fair Housing Assistance Program agencies from using testers with prior felony convictions or convictions of crimes involving fraud or perjury. Comments are open until January 2, 2024. Read more


HUD Releases $50 Million to Address Youth Homelessness & New Assistance to Improve Housing Placements for People Experiencing Homelessness and Resolve Encampments

HUD is making $50 million in Youth Homelessness System Improvement (YHSI) grants available to PHAs. The grants will focus on systemic change to improve or create response systems for youth at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Applications are due February 15, 2024. Read more


HUD Selects City of Madison CDA as Partner for Annual Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition

The City of Madison Community Development Authority in Madison, Wisconsin will be HUD’s partnering PHA for the 11th annual Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition, which invites multidisciplinary teams of graduate students to respond to an existing affordable housing design and planning issue. Read more


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