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Community Development and Housing News: November 27, 2023

HUD issues SAFMR implementation guidance, releases new Form HUD-9886-A, and publishes zoning issue of Cityscape; a report from NLIHC and PAHRC shows natural hazards’ effect on federal housing.

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HUD Issues Implementation Guidance for New Areas Required to Use SAFMRs

Notice PIH 2023-32 provides guidance for PHAs and field offices in the 41 metropolitan areas recently designated for mandatory use of small area fair market rents. Read more


New Form HUD-9886-A is Now Available

In preparation for implementing the HOTMA income and assets final rule, PIH has posted the approved HUD-9886-A form, which PHAs may begin using January 1, 2024. Read more


PD&R Publishes New Issue of Cityscape

The theme of 2023’s third issue of Cityscape is “100 Years of Federal-Model Zoning,” with articles on housing research and policy, state government zoning strategies, accessory dwelling units, and more. Read more


NLIHC and PAHRC Release Report Showing Federally Assisted Housing Faces Significant Risks from Natural Hazards

A report released jointly by the National Low Income Housing Coalition and the Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation analyzes the risks natural hazards pose to federally assisted housing and its residents. The report finds that nearly a quarter of federally assisted homes are in locations with the greatest risk, with heat waves posing the biggest threat to residents. Read more



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