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Successful Training in Guam with Derrick Ratliff

Posted by NMA on Jul 14, 2021 11:50:40 AM

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Pictured: Derrick Ratliff with GHURA staff at the Sheraton Hotel. With everyone in attendance fully vaccinated, masks were optional for this photo. 

Thanks to the efforts of Inspector Trainer Derrick Ratliff and Regional Account Manager KK Dawson, 50 staff members from Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority (GHURA) received quality training in Project-Based Maintenance Management and UPCS Fundamentals last month.

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Community development and housing news: July 6, 2021

Posted by NMA on Jul 6, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands get disaster recovery funds, HUD addresses reentry housing needs, FHA takes steps to remove student loan debt barriers to homeownership, and more.

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HUD Takes Additional Steps to Free Up Long Awaited Disaster Recovery Funds for Puerto Rico and USVI

A Federal Register notice published June 21 governs the use of $2 billion in CDBG-DR funds for electric power system enhancements and improvements for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. The funds provide a significant opportunity for these territories to mitigate disaster risks to their power systems and simultaneously improve their reliability. Read article

 

Secretary Fudge Outlines HUD Actions to Address Reentry Housing Needs and Increase Public Safety

In a letter to public housing authorities and other agencies, Secretary Fudge discusses the steps HUD is taking to improve housing access for citizens exiting prisons and jails, as well as others with criminal records. These steps include the clarification that returning citizens at risk of homelessness are eligible for emergency housing vouchers funded by the American Rescue Plan. Read article

 

HUD PIH Extends Date for PHAs to Apply For Landlord-Incentive MTW Cohort

The notice extends the deadline for PHAs to apply to participate until Friday, October 15. The cohort will evaluate landlord incentives and their effect on landlord participate ion the Housing Choice Voucher program. Read article

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Community development and housing news: June 22, 2021

Posted by NMA on Jun 22, 2021 7:45:00 AM

HUD Deputy Secretary Adrianne Todman sworn in, HUD restores AFFH requirement, HUD awards $1.1 billion for EHVs, and the University of Chicago releases new research on homelessness.

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Adrianne Todman Sworn in as Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

On June 14, HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge issued the oath of office to Deputy Secretary Todman, who most recently served as the CEO of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). Read article

 

HUD Publishes Interim Final Rule to Restore Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Requirement

The publication provides a robust definition of the duty to affirmatively further fair housing. Under the restored AFFH regulatory definition, HUD funding recipients must commit to taking steps to remedy their unique fair housing issues. The interim final rule will go into effect on July 31. Read article

 

HUD Awards $1.1 Billion in American Rescue Plan Funds for Emergency Housing Vouchers

70,000 vouchers are being awarded for 626 public housing authorities administering HCV programs. The awarded funds are part of the $5 billion the American Rescue Plan Act enabled HUD to allocate. These vouchers went to communities with the greatest need for EHVs, where local housing authorities demonstrated their capacity to administer assistance. Read article

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Topics: Fair Housing, Industry News, Housing Choice Voucher

NMA's training partner HAI Group shares commitment to philanthropy

Posted by NMA on Jun 15, 2021 1:39:11 PM
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As we accept nominations for the NMA Housing Awards, philanthropy and community figure largely in our thoughts. We sat down with Amy Hourigan, Marketing and Communications Director for our partner HAI Group, to hear how HAI Group gives back to their community.

 
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Topics: HAI Group, NMA Housing Awards

Three most common mistakes to avoid in Multifamily Housing Enterprise Income Verification (EIV)

Posted by Reneé McTyeire on Jun 10, 2021 2:15:00 PM

Unlike other programs, Multifamily Housing Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) doesn’t allow you to write your own rules; instead, you must follow official guidelines to the letter, every time. A mistake is worth potentially millions of lost dollars: Any violation will result in HUD taking 5% of the total property’s voucher for the month following, then for each month thereafter until the violation is cured.

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