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Community Development and Housing News: July 18, 2022

Posted by NMA on Jul 18, 2022 4:21:07 PM

HUD updates MOR scheduling, announces funding for veteran housing, swears in Vinay Singh as Chief Financial Officer, and closes a RAD transaction with Philadelphia Housing Authority; and the Treasury updates ERAP FAQs.

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HUD Multifamily Publishes Streamlining Management and Occupancy Review (MOR) Final Rule

In a recent final rule effective September 26, 2022, HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs amended Project-Based Section 8 regulations concerning MOR scheduling. Going forward, a property’s risk-rating and previous score will determine whether the property’s next MOR will be scheduled within 12, 24, or 36 months of its previous MOR. Read article

 

Treasury Releases Revised Guidance for Emergency Rental Assistance Programs

The US Department of the Treasury’s recently updated FAQ addresses payments made by multiple grantees, documentation and eligibility requirements, source-of-income protection laws, and accessibility. NLIHC reports on the changes. Read article

 

HUD, VA Announce $10.4 Million Funding Opportunity for Rehabilitation of Low-Income Veterans’ Homes

HUD and VA are making available $10.4 million through the Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Pilot Program (VHRMP) for the rehabilitation of homes of veterans with low incomes and disabilities. Grants will be competitively awarded in amounts of up to $1 million each to selected applicants; HUD expects to make approximately 10 awards from the funds available under the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Read article

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Topics: Final Rule, RAD, Industry News, COVID-19

Community Development and Housing News: June 7, 2022

Posted by NMA on Jun 7, 2022 11:35:37 AM

HUD provides new Family Self-Sufficiency materials, Vermont invests in affordable housing and renter rights, PAHRC reports on housing assistance program numbers, and more.

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HUD Posts FSS Final Rule Materials

Following the May 17 publication of a new final rule announcing changes to the Family Self-Sufficiency program, HUD has posted new materials on the FSS webpage. These include a summary of the changes and a list of further resources you can expect to see as they become available. See resources

 

Vermont Increases Funding for Affordable Housing and Passes Bills to Protect Renters and Address Systemic Racism in Housing

The state of Vermont recently passed important pieces of legislation increasing funding for the Vermont Housing and Conservation board as well as the Vermont Housing Improvement Program. Additionally, the Rental Housing Safety Bill provides improved ways to address unsafe building conditions, and a Housing Omnibus bill aims to reduce discrimination in housing programs. NLIHC reports on the changes. Read article

 

Beyond Public Housing: How Public Housing Authorities are Transforming the Way They Preserve and Expand Their Housing Stock

This report from the Public and Affordable Housing Corporation (PAHRC) examines the numbers surrounding alternate sources of funding used by public housing authorities to provide assistance. The document concludes with recommendations for Congress to take to support PHA development efforts. Read report

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Topics: Fair Housing, Final Rule, FSS, Industry News

Community Development and Housing News: October 25, 2021

Posted by NMA on Oct 25, 2021 8:30:00 AM

HUD publishes 2021 limits for HOME, Notice PIH 2021-29 offers language for informing tenants of emergency rental assistance, a study reports positive tenant experiences with RAD, and more.

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HUD Publishes New 2021 Limits for HOME Maximum Per-Unit Subsidies

HUD has adjusted the basic statutory mortgage limits for Multifamily Housing Programs for 2021. These limits are effective for the HOME Program from September 9 until HUD publishes the basic statutory limits for 2022 in the Federal Register. Read article

 

Notice PIH 2021-29 Provides Supplemental Guidance to the Interim Final Rule “Extension of Time and Required Disclosures for Notification of Nonpayment of Rent”

Following up on the recent requirement that HUD-subsidized properties provide 30 days’ notice with information about emergency rental assistance before evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent, HUD has provided further information for multifamily and public housing programs, as well as sample language for informing tenants of their rental assistance options. Read article

 

Study Examines Impact of HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration on Tenants

An article in Cityscape examines short-term tenant outcomes in HUD’s RAD program, finding that overall, tenants reported either a positive or neutral experience and were generally satisfied with PHA communication and management. The National Low Income Housing Coalition summarizes the study’s findings. Read article

 

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Topics: Final Rule, HOME, PBRA, PIH notices, RAD, Industry News, Multifamily, Emergency Rental Assistance, COVID-19

HUD's Interim Final Rule Explained

Posted by NMA on Oct 18, 2021 10:50:35 AM

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

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

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