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Community Development and Housing News: October 10, 2022

Posted by NMA on Oct 10, 2022 2:44:39 PM

HUD issues PIH Notices on funding for mainstream vouchers and regulatory waivers for HCV, releases the latest issue of Evidence Matters, extends the FSS NOFA deadline for applicants affected by disasters, and selects 18 PHAs for the new asset building MTW Demonstration cohort.

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PIH Issues Notice on Extension of Certain Regulatory Waivers and Streamlined Review Process

Notice PIH 2022-30 provides for the extension of currently approved regulatory waivers for two purposes: increasing the payment standard during the HAP contract term, and new payment standard amounts through December 31, 2023. The specific regulatory waivers included relate to assisting PHAs in responding to ongoing fluctuations and disruptions in the rental market by providing more flexibility with establishing and applying payment standards. Read notice

 

PIH Issues Notice on Increased Funding for New Mainstream Vouchers

With Notice PIH 2022-31, HUD has increased the total amount of funding available for new Mainstream vouchers from $40 million to $48 million. No new applications for Mainstream vouchers are being received through the notice. Read notice

 

Evidence Matters: Climate and Housing (Summer 2022)

HUD’s Office of PD&R has published the Summer 2022 issue of Evidence Matters, their quarterly publication on research relevant to HUD policymaking. This issue’s theme is climate change and housing. Read article

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Topics: FSS, MTW, PIH notices, Industry News, Disaster Recovery, Housing Choice Voucher

Community Development and Housing News: September 27, 2022

Posted by NMA on Sep 27, 2022 8:15:00 AM

HUD awards landmark number of housing choice vouchers, posts guidance on LIHTC site control, and updates its Disaster Readiness, Response, and Recovery Guidebook for PHAs; Michigan releases its first-ever statewide housing plan.

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HUD Awards More than 19,000 New Housing Choice Vouchers

In the most expansive allocation of flexible rental assistance in 20 years, HUD announced on Friday the awarding of $214,519,250 in housing choice vouchers. Funding will go to 1,945 public housing authorities, covering nearly every community in the country, some of which will receive their first allocation of new vouchers in decades. Read article

 

HUD Posts Guidance on Ground Leases and Purchase Options to Establish LIHTC Site Control

HUD has added to its Repositioning FAQs and Handouts page a document providing guidance on when a ground lease should not be executed, as it could trigger violations of a contract with HUD or possible environmental concerns. Read article

 

HUD Releases Updated Public Housing Agency Disaster Readiness, Response, and Recovery Guidebook

In recognition of National Preparedness Month, HUD has updated its PHA Disaster Readiness, Response, and Recovery Guidebook to assist PHAs in effectively navigating the disaster process. The update directly supports HUD’s Climate Action Plan, released last year. Read article

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Topics: LIHTC, Industry News, Disaster Recovery, Housing Choice Voucher

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: June 13, 2019

Posted by NMA on Jun 13, 2019 11:12:57 AM

Community development and housing news for June 13, 2019

President Trump signs package to deliver disaster relief funds, the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2019 bill is proposed, Cities of Service Awards $150,000 to six cities for New Experience Matters Program, and other stories we're following this week.

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President Donald Trump signed a package on June 6 that would deliver $19.1 billion in disaster relief.

The bill includes $600 million in nutrition assistance for Puerto Rico, $3 billion for farmers to help cover crop losses, $1.6 billion to help repair damaged highways, $720 million for the U.S. Forest Service to help cover wildfire suppression efforts, and $120 million to help the National Park Service repair damaged public lands. Read more

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Topics: Fair Housing, LIHTC, Persons With Disabilities, Disaster Recovery

Community development and housing news: June 6, 2019

Posted by NMA on Jun 6, 2019 1:32:12 PM

Community development and housing news for June 6, 2019

House Appropriations Committee approves 2020 HUD funding bill, Congress passes disaster relief package including $900 million for Puerto Rico, HUD announces new PIH inspection protocol, and other stories we're following this week.

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The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday advanced a $137.1 billion spending bill covering transportation and housing, about $6 billion above current levels.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development would receive most of the increase, bringing its funding to $50.1 billion. The bill would also block a public housing rule on undocumented immigrants from the administration that Democrats say would “threaten the housing tenure of 55,000 children who are citizens or legal residents.” Read more

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Topics: Appropriations, UPCS-V, CDBG-DR, Disaster Recovery, Climate and Disaster Resilience, NSPIRE

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