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Community Development and Housing News: July 18, 2022

Posted by NMA on Jul 18, 2022 4:21:07 PM

HUD updates MOR scheduling, announces funding for veteran housing, swears in Vinay Singh as Chief Financial Officer, and closes a RAD transaction with Philadelphia Housing Authority; and the Treasury updates ERAP FAQs.

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HUD Multifamily Publishes Streamlining Management and Occupancy Review (MOR) Final Rule

In a recent final rule effective September 26, 2022, HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs amended Project-Based Section 8 regulations concerning MOR scheduling. Going forward, a property’s risk-rating and previous score will determine whether the property’s next MOR will be scheduled within 12, 24, or 36 months of its previous MOR. Read article

 

Treasury Releases Revised Guidance for Emergency Rental Assistance Programs

The US Department of the Treasury’s recently updated FAQ addresses payments made by multiple grantees, documentation and eligibility requirements, source-of-income protection laws, and accessibility. NLIHC reports on the changes. Read article

 

HUD, VA Announce $10.4 Million Funding Opportunity for Rehabilitation of Low-Income Veterans’ Homes

HUD and VA are making available $10.4 million through the Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Pilot Program (VHRMP) for the rehabilitation of homes of veterans with low incomes and disabilities. Grants will be competitively awarded in amounts of up to $1 million each to selected applicants; HUD expects to make approximately 10 awards from the funds available under the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Read article

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Topics: Final Rule, RAD, Industry News, COVID-19

Community Development and Housing News: July 6, 2022

Posted by NMA on Jul 6, 2022 2:21:31 PM

HUD posts regulatory agenda, provides voucher administrative fund guidance, releases new data sharing process for CDBG-DR and CDBG-MIT grantees, and closes a RAD transaction with the Virgin Islands Housing Authority; OCI posts the 2023 Capital Fund certification schedule.

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HUD Posts Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has made available its semiannual regulatory agenda. The agenda for HUD includes a proposed reauthorization of VAWA, a final rule on reporting requirements for lead-based paint hazards, and much more. See agenda

 

HUD PIH Provides Guidance on Using Voucher Administrative Funds to Help Households Lease Units

Notice PIH 2022-18 provides guidance to PHAs that use HCV Administrative fee fund allocations for non-traditional “other expenses” to help households with vouchers successfully lease homes. Because the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022 provides funding for other expenses than typical HCV administrative activities, PIH has revisited its previous guidance on eligible use of such fees. NLIHC shares key information from the notice. Read article

 

OCI Posts 2023 Cap Fund Certification Schedule

HUD’s Office of Capital Improvements has announced that in preparation for the calculation of FY 2023 Capital Fund grant awards, the annual PIC certification process will run July 5-August 25, 2022. The reporting date is June 30. See announcement

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Topics: Capital Fund, CDBG, HCV utilization, PIH notices, RAD, CDBG-DR, Industry News

Community Development and Housing News: June 21, 2022

Posted by NMA on Jun 21, 2022 10:30:00 AM

HUD provides guidance on Public Housing Operating Fund Shortfall Funding and expands housing counseling agency locator tools; the Office of PD&R releases an issue of Evidence Matters on youth homelessness; and San Francisco addresses homelessness in the transgender community.

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PIH Issues Notice on OpFund Shortfall Funding from FFY 2022 Appropriations

Notice PIH 2022-17, titled “Implementation of Public Housing Operating Fund Shortfall Funding from Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2022 Appropriations,” provides guidance on eligibility, the application process, and other requirements for funding set aside by the 2022 Appropriations Act to assist PHAs experiencing or at risk of financial shortfalls. Read notice

 

HUD Expands Housing Counseling Agency Locator Tools

New online and phone technology will help consumers seeking housing counseling to find information more easily. Enhanced online search capability in English and Spanish includes improved navigation and search options, smartphone capability, and map integration. The automated telephone information delivery system includes translation services in more than 200 different languages. Read article

 

Evidence Matters: Intersectionality of Youth Homelessness

This issue of Evidence Matters discusses the intersectional aspects of youth homelessness. Learn about the prevalence of youth homelessness in the United States and its impact on youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning, and the range of other ways people identify, as well as people of color. Read issue

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Topics: PIH notices, Industry News, Shortfall Funding

Community Development and Housing News: June 7, 2022

Posted by NMA on Jun 7, 2022 11:35:37 AM

HUD provides new Family Self-Sufficiency materials, Vermont invests in affordable housing and renter rights, PAHRC reports on housing assistance program numbers, and more.

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HUD Posts FSS Final Rule Materials

Following the May 17 publication of a new final rule announcing changes to the Family Self-Sufficiency program, HUD has posted new materials on the FSS webpage. These include a summary of the changes and a list of further resources you can expect to see as they become available. See resources

 

Vermont Increases Funding for Affordable Housing and Passes Bills to Protect Renters and Address Systemic Racism in Housing

The state of Vermont recently passed important pieces of legislation increasing funding for the Vermont Housing and Conservation board as well as the Vermont Housing Improvement Program. Additionally, the Rental Housing Safety Bill provides improved ways to address unsafe building conditions, and a Housing Omnibus bill aims to reduce discrimination in housing programs. NLIHC reports on the changes. Read article

 

Beyond Public Housing: How Public Housing Authorities are Transforming the Way They Preserve and Expand Their Housing Stock

This report from the Public and Affordable Housing Corporation (PAHRC) examines the numbers surrounding alternate sources of funding used by public housing authorities to provide assistance. The document concludes with recommendations for Congress to take to support PHA development efforts. Read report

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Topics: Fair Housing, Final Rule, FSS, Industry News

Community Development and Housing News: May 23, 2022

Posted by NMA on May 23, 2022 7:29:00 AM

HUD updates NSPIRE standards, clarifies details of the Affordable Connectivity Program, issues guidance on Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and more.

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HUD Publishes Updates to Seven NSPIRE Standards

REAC has published updates to seven inspection standards under the new physical inspection model, NSPIRE, related to call-for-aid systems, carbon monoxide alarms, fire-labeled doors, exit signs, fire extinguishers, HVAC, and mold. The NSPIRE standards webpage includes a summary of changes. These standards may be updated again before HUD implements a final rule. Read article

 

HUD Takes Action to Expand Broadband to Low-Income Households

HUD has clarified that receiving benefits from the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) associated with the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law does not count as income for determining family rent and does not impact a household’s eligibility for HUD assistance. Read article

 

HUD’s Office of Fair Housing Issues Guidance Regarding Marketing, Application, and Waitlist Processes for HUD-Assisted Multifamily Housing

New guidance from FHEO explains how Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to processes in HUD-assisted multifamily properties, included PBRA housing. The document outlines how certain practices can perpetuate segregation and other issues of discrimination, and provides suggestions for implementing more inclusive practices. NLIHC summarizes the guidance. Read article

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Topics: Fair Housing, Inspections, Industry News, Multifamily, NSPIRE, Housing Choice Voucher

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