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Community development and housing news: March 29, 2021

Posted by NMA on Mar 29, 2021 3:27:06 PM

HUD released the 2020 Annual Homeless Assessment Report Part 1, The U.S. Department of the Treasury released a revised Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) FAQ document, HUD Exchange posted 6 HOME Reports, and more.

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HUD released the 2020 Annual Homeless Assessment Report Part 1

Key findings include a 2.2% rise from 2019 in people experiencing homelessness on a single night, veteran homelessness did not decrease in 2020, youth homelessness saw a 2.2% decrease from 2019, African Americans and indigenous people (including Native Americans and Pacific Islanders) were considerably overrepresented among the homeless population, and 23% of all people experiencing homelessness were Hispanic or Latino. Read more

 

The U.S. Department of the Treasury released a revised Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) FAQ document

Revised on March 16, 2021, the updated document includes guidance on the following topics, rental security deposits, hotel and motel stays, rent-to-own agreements, and manufactured housing. Read more

 

HUD Exchange posted six HOME Reports

The reports include Post 2011 HOME Activities Reports, Post 2011 HOME Homebuyer Activities Report, HOME PJs Open Activities Reports, HOME PJs Vacant Units Reports, HOME Grant Specific Commitment and Disbursement Summary Report, and HOME Deadline Compliance Status Reports. Additional reports are available on the HOME Program Page. Read more

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Topics: HOME, Industry News, Emergency Rental Assistance, COVID-19

Community development and housing news: March 1, 2021

Posted by NMA on Mar 1, 2021 1:14:12 PM

U.S. Department of the Treasury posts FAQs for Emergency Rental Assistance Program, HUD Exchange offers Moving On webinar series, HUD awards $2.7 billion to public housing authorities to modernize housing, and more.

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U.S. Department of the Treasury posted FAQs regarding the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

On February 22, The Treasury posted a revised version of its Emergency Rental Assistance FAQ. The eight-page document provides guidance on the requirements of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Read more

 

Moving On Webinar Series

This webinar series introduces resources for implementing Moving On strategies and programs to help permanent supportive housing (PSH) tenants who wish to move on but still require rental assistance to maintain their housing. Read more

 

HUD awarded $2.7 billion to public housing authorities to modernize housing for families and seniors

The grants are provided through HUD's Capital Fund Program. Housing authorities can use the funds to complete large-scale improvements to build, renovate, and/or modernize the public housing in their area. Read more

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Topics: Industry News, Emergency Rental Assistance, COVID-19

New ERAP division of NMA promises solutions

Posted by NMA on Jan 29, 2021 8:30:00 AM

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) helps households who have lost income due to COVID-19 receive funding and stay in their homes. It's a big help for renters — but for state and local governments, it can be challenging to disburse these funds.

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Topics: Company, Emergency Rental Assistance, COVID-19

3 things you should know about the Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Posted by NMA on Sep 18, 2020 9:15:00 AM

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Many states and municipalities are choosing to allocate some of their Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide emergency rental assistance payments (ERAP) to tenants who have been unable to pay their rent due to income loss from COVID-19. Frequently, housing authorities have been charged with executing these programs and distributing funds to property owners.

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Topics: Knowledge Base, Emergency Rental Assistance

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