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Community development and housing news: June 22, 2021

Posted by NMA on Jun 22, 2021 7:45:00 AM

HUD Deputy Secretary Adrianne Todman sworn in, HUD restores AFFH requirement, HUD awards $1.1 billion for EHVs, and the University of Chicago releases new research on homelessness.

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Adrianne Todman Sworn in as Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

On June 14, HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge issued the oath of office to Deputy Secretary Todman, who most recently served as the CEO of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). Read article

 

HUD Publishes Interim Final Rule to Restore Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Requirement

The publication provides a robust definition of the duty to affirmatively further fair housing. Under the restored AFFH regulatory definition, HUD funding recipients must commit to taking steps to remedy their unique fair housing issues. The interim final rule will go into effect on July 31. Read article

 

HUD Awards $1.1 Billion in American Rescue Plan Funds for Emergency Housing Vouchers

70,000 vouchers are being awarded for 626 public housing authorities administering HCV programs. The awarded funds are part of the $5 billion the American Rescue Plan Act enabled HUD to allocate. These vouchers went to communities with the greatest need for EHVs, where local housing authorities demonstrated their capacity to administer assistance. Read article

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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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Community development and housing news: May 24, 2021

Posted by NMA on May 24, 2021 7:51:47 AM

HUD PIH announced Emergency Housing Voucher allocation amounts, US Department of Treasury updated three documents, HUD awarded $51 million to clean up lead hazards in public housing, and more.

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HUD PIH announced Emergency Housing Voucher allocation amounts

On May 10, HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing informed 696 PHAs on how many Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs) each is eligible to receive. EHVs are intended to assist individuals or families experiencing homelessness or those at risk of homelessness. They can also be used for those fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking. Read more

 

US Department of Treasury updated documents

On May 7, the Treasury posted an ERA Fact Sheet titled, "The Biden-Harris Administration Announces Enhanced Efforts to Prevent Evictions and Provide Emergency Assistance to Renters." The Treasury also updated its ERA FAQs and Grantee Award Terms for ERA 2. Read more

 

HUD awarded $51 million to clean up lead hazards in public housing

On May 11, HUD awarded nearly $51.4 million to 25 PHAs in 19 states. The funds will be used to identify and reduce lead-based paint hazards in thousands of older public housing units currently occupied by families with young children. Read more

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Community development and housing news: May 10, 2021

Posted by NMA on May 10, 2021 7:15:00 AM

HUD will resume public multifamily inspections in June, Office of Multifamily Housing Programs posted updates to COVID Q&A guides, over $20 million is available to fight housing discrimination, and more.

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HUD will resume public multifamily inspections in June

Starting on June 1, 2021, HUD will substantially increase housing inspections after steps were taken to protect HUD-assisted households from exposure to COVID-19. HUD has collaborated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement additional protocols and associated safety measures for inspections. Read more

 

HUD's Office of Multifamily Housing Programs posted updates to COVID Q&A guides

Both Questions and Answers for Office of Multifamily Housing Stakeholders: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Questions and Answers for Office of Multifamily Housing Stakeholders: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Eviction Moratorium Order documents were updated on April 26. Read more

 

HUD is making over $20 million available to fight housing discrimination

Fair housing organizations can apply to receive grants to help fight housing discrimination. These funds will support a variety of activities, including fair housing testing, education and outreach, and capacity building. Applicants can apply through www.grants.gov before June 14, 2021. Read more

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Community development and housing news: April 26, 2021

Posted by NMA on Apr 26, 2021 7:15:00 AM

HUD posted an updated version of the HCV Two-Year Projection Tool, HUD Multifamily announced the third notice of CARES Act Supplemental Operating Funds, and HUD removed onerous restrictions that limited Puerto Rico's access to Disaster Relief Funds.

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HUD posted an updated version of the HCV Two-Year Projection Tool

The Two-Year Tool (TYT) helps analyze a PHA's utilization situation so agencies are more informed to optimize over a multi-year period. Read more

 

HUD Multifamily announced the third notice of CARES Act Supplemental Operating Funds for Section 8, Section 202, and Section 811

On April 13, 2021, HUD's Office of Multifamily Housing Programs posted Notice H 2021-01 which announced the continued availability of “COVID-19 Supplemental Payments” (CSP) for Section 8, Section 202, and Section 811 properties. Read more

 

HUD removed onerous restrictions that impacted Puerto Rico's access to Disaster Relief Funds

On April 19, 2021, HUD announced the obligation of $8.2 billion in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds for Puerto Rico along with the removal of onerous restrictions that limited access to CDBG-DR recovery funds. Read more

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