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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

Community Development and Housing News: January 18, 2022

Posted by NMA on Jan 18, 2022 1:52:05 PM

HUD announces waivers and flexibilities for PHAs seeking disaster relief, USICH releases ARPA guidance, and more.

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HUD Announces Relief from Requirements to Assist with Disaster Recovery

In a notice published in the Federal Register on Jan. 5, HUD announced certain waivers and flexibilities available to assist PHAs in their recovery and relief efforts for families affected by presidentially declared disasters. Read article

 

USICH Releases Guidance for Communities on Using American Rescue Plan Act Resources to Address Homelessness

The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness released guidance illustrating how Louisville Metro Government, the Austin and Travis County housing authorities, and Harris County Health System used ARPA resources to address the needs of people who are currently unsheltered or at risk of becoming so. Read article

 

HUD Announces $9 Million Loan Guarantee to Cleveland for Development with Nearly 200 Housing Units, Grocery Store

The City of Cleveland, OH is developing a mixed-use site that includes nearly 200 housing units and a 40,000 square foot grocery store. The $9 million loan guarantee assistance was awarded through the Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program, which lets CDBG recipients access flexible financing for economic development, housing, public facility, and infrastructure projects. Read article

 

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Topics: CDBG, CDBG-DR, Industry News, COVID-19

Community Development and Housing News: October 11, 2021

Posted by NMA on Oct 11, 2021 11:37:46 AM

HUD requires the delivery of information about federal emergency rental assistance before evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent in HUD-subsidized properties, releases new resources and training for PHAs on a variety of topics, and more.

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HUD Issues Rule Protecting Tenants Facing Evictions for Nonpayment of Rent in HUD-Assisted Properties

An interim final rule published in the Federal Register on October 4 prohibits the eviction of tenants for nonpayment of rent from HUD-subsidized properties and certain PBRA properties without providing a 30-day notice that includes information about available federal emergency rental assistance. Read article

 

New Public Housing Resources and Training Available

New resources and training are available on the HUD Exchange to support PHAs and their partners in developing and administering their public housing and voucher programs. These include the “Minimum Rent and Hardship Exemption Policy” video; video interviews with residents and staff about Mainstream vouchers; the “Introduction to Child Welfare” webinar recording; a five-part webinar on improving performance on your PHAS; the “PHA Asset Repositioning Post-Closing How-To” video; and a webinar series on financial management and best practices for HCV. Read article

 

HUD Extends NSPIRE Physical Inspection Pilot to 2023

In a Federal Register notice on September 28, HUD announced the extension of NSPIRE to April 30, 2023. The purpose of the NSPIRE pilot is to change the 20-year-old REAC physical inspection system to better reflect the condition of privately owned, HUD-subsidized housing. Read article

 

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Topics: CDBG, Final Rule, Financial Management, PBRA, PHAS, Industry News, Multifamily, NSPIRE, Emergency Rental Assistance

Community development and housing news: June 7, 2021

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

HUD PIH updates CDC Eviction Moratorium FAQs, CDBG-CV Toolkit is now available, State CDBG-CV Implementation Quick Guide is now available, and more.

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HUD PIH updates CDC Eviction Moratorium FAQs

On May 26, 2021, HUD posted updates to its "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Eviction Moratorium FAQs for HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)." The updated document includes changes to nine Frequently Asked Questions along with a new section addressing “PHA Round 5 COVID FAQs.” Read more

 

CDBG-CV Toolkit is now available

HUD Exchange posted the CDBG-CV Toolkit to assist grantees’ ongoing identification and implementation of CDBG-CV program activities that best serve their communities. The toolkit will be continually updated as more CDBG-CV resources and webinar recordings are published. Read more

 

State CDBG-CV Implementation Quick Guide is now available

This user-friendly tool summarizes key components of the Community Development Block Grant CARES Act as they relate to State CDBG-CV program implementation and gives grantees an overview of the overall alternative requirements and flexibilities granted in Federal Register Notice F.R. 6218-N-01. Read more

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Topics: CDBG, Industry News, COVID-19

Community development and housing news: March 15, 2021

Posted by NMA on Mar 15, 2021 12:13:38 PM

HUD awarded more than $652 million to Native American communities, Marcia Fudge was sworn in as Secretary of HUD, data on housing credit tenant characteristics was published on March 2.

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HUD awarded more than $652 million to Native American communities to support the development and operation of low-income housing

More than 600 tribes and villages received funding for affordable housing activities, such as housing development, crime prevention and safety, and housing services to eligible families and individuals. Read more

 

Marcia Fudge was sworn in as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

On Wednesday, March 10, Marcia Fudge was officially sworn in as secretary. In a video remark, Fudge stated, "I am proud to join a group of public servants who work with compassion and determination to change the lives of those in need. And I can’t wait to get started." Read more

 

HUD published data on housing credit tenant characteristics

The document covers demographic data on tenants living in Housing Credit properties and is collected annually from state Housing Credit allocating agencies. The data includes details on tenant race, ethnicity, family composition, age, income, use of rental assistance, disability status, and monthly rent burden. Read more

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Topics: CDBG, Industry News, COVID-19

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