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Community Development and Housing News: March 4, 2024

HUD shares updates on HIP and HOTMA, issues final rule on rights and responsibilities of organizations, provides resources on banned rent fees and evictions, and plans to hold quarterly PD&R events spotlighting local governments.

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HUD Shares Updates on HIP and HOTMA Implementation

HUD’s office of PIH has released updates on the Housing Information Portal system, which will be required for full HOTMA implementation, as well as actions PHAs can take now. NMA’s Samantha Sowards has written an article on HOTMA compliance timelines. Read more


HUD Issues Final Rule on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Organizations

A new final rule titled “Partnerships with Faith-Based and Neighborhood Organizations,” released in conjunction with several other departments, clarifies protections for current and prospective beneficiaries of federal programs in relation to organizations providing federally funded services. Read more


HUD Clarifies Banned Fees, Provides Resources to Prevent Eviction

New resources from HUD clarify policies and laws prohibiting certain non-rent fees in federally funded programs. This includes application and screening fees in public housing and multifamily subsidized properties. Read more for Multifamily, Public Housing, and HCV/PBV programs; see eviction fact sheet

PD&R to Hold Quarterly Update Event on Local Government Innovation

HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research’s quarterly events will focus on how local governments are finding innovative ways to meet community housing needs. The first, scheduled for Thursday, March 21, will include a panel on Montgomery County, MD’s bond-financed Housing Production Fund. Read more



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