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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: 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: 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: November 8, 2021

Posted by NMA on Nov 8, 2021 8:45:00 AM

New public housing and HCV resources are available on the HUD Exchange, the Department of the Treasury releases resources and information for Emergency Rental Assistance reallocation, and more.

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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. Recent additions include the Public Housing Resident Organizing and Participation Toolkit in English and Spanish, NSPIRE Online Training, and a guidebook and webinar on strategies for assisting people experiencing homelessness. Read article

 

Treasury Releases ERA1 Reallocation Resources

NLIHC summarizes a letter published by U.S. Department of the Treasury Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo, announcing timelines and priorities for the Emergency Rental Assistance reallocation process. The letter also includes links to relevant forms and instructions for submitting them. Read article

 

HUD PIH Posts Updated Emergency Housing Voucher FAQs

In the sixth update to the EHV FAQs, HUD PIH adds 14 new questions and answers. NLIHC highlights five additions regarding voucher administration, the EHV services fee, and portability. Read article

 

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Topics: HCV utilization, CDBG-DR, Industry News, Housing Choice Voucher, Emergency Rental Assistance, COVID-19

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