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Community Development and Housing News: May 14, 2024

HUD publishes a new HOTMA final rule, streamlined waiver processes to help PHAs serve unhoused people, Fair Housing Act guidance for AI use in screening and advertising affordable housing, and notices explaining funding for the HCV Program and Operating Fund Shortfall funding.

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HUD Publishes Final Rule Implementing Additional HOTMA HCV/PBV Provisions

A final rule published last week in the Federal Register amends HUD’s regulations for implementing HOTMA changes with updates intended to reduce the burden on PHAs, Changes include SAFMR options for nonmetropolitan HCV, clarifications to 5-year and annual plan requirements, revisions to definitions, and several more. Read more


HUD Streamlines Regulatory Waivers Submission and Review Process for Homeless Families Applying to HCV, PBV, and PH Programs

Notice PIH 2024-17 provides streamlined processes for submitting and reviewing waivers for third-party verification of date of birth and disability status, as well as third-party verification of income and assets, to help PHAs more quickly serve people experiencing homelessness. Read more


HUD Issues Fair Housing Act Guidance on Applications of AI

Two new guidance documents from HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity address applying the Fair Housing Act to the tenant screen process and online advertising of housing opportunities, with a focus on the use of artificial intelligence. The documents outline potential issues and recommend best practices for PHA and third-party policies. Read more


PIH Issues 2024 Funding Notice for Voucher Program

Notice PIH 2024-16 explains the funding provisions for the HCV program in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024. Read more


PIH Issues Operating Fund Shortfall Funding Notice

Notice PIH 2024-15 addresses eligibility, applications, and participation requirements concerning the $25 million set aside by the 2024 Appropriations Act to assist PHAs experiencing or at risk of financial shortfalls. Read more


Harvard University Wins HUD’s 2024 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition

A graduate student team from Harvard University created an innovative and sustainable mixed-income community design for Madison Community Development Authority in Wisconsin. Judges praised the Harvard team’s trauma-informed design, well thought out unit layout, sustainability features, and integration with the surrounding neighborhood. Read more


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