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Nominations are Open for 2022 Housing Awards

Posted by NMA on Apr 19, 2022 7:30:00 AM

2022 Housing Awards: Nominations Open; image of high-fiving coworkers and closeup of housekeys

We are pleased to announce this year's NMA Housing Awards, which recognize the excellence of individual agencies in the affordable housing industry!

Nominations are open through August 19.

NMA Housing Award Categories

  • NMA Development Award
    • Large Agency (2,500 or more units)
    • Small Agency (2,499 or fewer units)
  • NMA Resident Service Award
    • Large Agency (2,500 or more units)
    • Small Agency (2,499 or fewer units)

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Community Development and Housing News: April 11, 2022

Posted by NMA on Apr 11, 2022 7:50:00 AM

The DOJ weighs in on website accessibility issues that break from ADA requirements, HUD plans for 2023 and beyond, and more. Today, April 11, also marks the 54th anniversary of the signing of the Fair Housing Act in 1968.

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Justice Department Issues Web Accessibility Guidance Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

New guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) covers examples of common web accessibility barriers; why government services offered online are subject to ADA requirements; and tips, information, and resources for making your web content fully accessible to all people. Read article

 

HUD Issues FFY 2023 Plans and FY 2022-2026 Strategic Plan

Following the release of its annual performance report for federal fiscal year (FFY) 2021, HUD has released its annual performance plan for FFY 2023, which describes how HUD will measure progress toward achieving its mission, including objectives tied to HUD’s 2022-2026 strategic plan. Read document

 

Statement by HUD Secretary Fudge on the President’s Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

Secretary Marcia Fudge responds to the Biden-Harris Administration’s recently submitted budget, which includes increasing supply and access to affordable housing (as well as promoting homeownership), supporting equitable community development, and advancing sustainability. Read article

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Topics: Equal Access, Fair Housing, Persons With Disabilities, CDBG-DR, Industry News, Disaster Recovery

Community Development and Housing News: March 28, 2022

Posted by NMA on Mar 28, 2022 9:30:00 AM

HUD announces and awards funding for youth and others experiencing homelessness, extends a CARES Act deadline, and more.

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HUD Announces $72 Million Funding Opportunity to Help Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Through June 28, 2022, state, city, township, county, and special district governments may apply for Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program funds to use in developing and implementing a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness. Funds may also be used to share such an approach with other US communities to mobilize them toward the same end. Read article

 

HUD Announces $2.6 Billion in Awards to Help People Experiencing Homelessness

More than $2.6 billion in FY 2021 Continuum of Care Competition Awards will provide funding to help individuals and families experiencing homelessness move into permanent housing with access to supportive services. The funds were awarded to 7,000 community local homeless housing and service programs, with the overarching goal of long-term stability for affected individuals and families. Read article

 

HUD Extends SF-425 Submission Deadline for CARES Act Funds

In a revision to Notice PIH 2021-36, HUD has extended the deadline to submit an SF-425 for CARES Act grants, reporting on the status of CARES Act Supplemental Operating Subsidy as of the end of 2021, to May 31, 2022. Complete details are in Section 5 of the notice. Read notice

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Topics: PIH notices, CDBG-DR, Industry News, Multifamily, YHDP, Continuum of Care

Community Development and Housing News: March 14, 2022

Posted by NMA on Mar 14, 2022 8:30:00 AM

HUD extends expedited regulatory waiver deadline, announces voucher management system updates, posts a new EHV guide, and more.

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PIH Extends Deadline to Apply for Expedited Regulatory Waivers

Notice PIH PIH 2022-04 extends the deadline to apply for an expedited waiver to April 1, 2022. While no additional extensions will be issued (according to the document), PHAs may continue to request regulatory waivers after the deadline; they will simply not be subject to the expedited process. Read notice

 

HUD Announces VMS Updates

HUD’s Financial Management Center recently advised PHA directors of upcoming changes to fields in the Voucher Management System (VMS). The updates, to be released March 25, 2022, will revise the names of existing fields, and add and delete others. Field changes are reflected in the updated VMS User Manual Quick Reference sent with the email. Read updated manual

 

HUD Posts EHV How-To Guide for PHAs

A new resource from HUD provides an overview of emergency housing voucher (EHV) operating requirements, outline considerations for EHV program design at PHAs, and best practices for program implementation. Read guide

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Topics: PIH notices, RAD, VMS, Industry News

Community Development and Housing News: February 28, 2022

Posted by NMA on Feb 28, 2022 7:15:00 AM

Changes to unit designation categories and accessible designation categories, a new RAD conversion following Hurricane Matthew, an update to HUD’s handbook on CDBG, and more.

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PIH Issues Guidance on Unit Designation and Accessible Designation Categories in IMS/PIC

Notice PIH 2022-03 announces changes to the unit and accessible designation categories in the Inventory Management System/PIH Information Center. Agencies administering a public housing program are expected to resolve any issues existing for current approvals by March 31, 2022. Read article

 

HUD Closes RAD Transaction with Housing Authority of the City of Wilson, NC

In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, the Housing Authority of the City of Wilson will relocate 32 assisted housing units out of the flood zone in which they currently exist. The new site will be built conveniently near the downtown area and feature solely energy-efficient units. Read article

 

HUD Updates Playing by the Rules: A Handbook for CDBG Subrecipients on Administrative Systems

Newly streamlined and reformatted, the updated handbook provides guidance to help subrecipients understand administrative requirements of CDBG, improve program activity management, enhance performance, and ensure accountability and clean audits. Read article

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Topics: CDBG, IMS/PIC, PIH notices, RAD, Industry News

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