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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

Community Development and Housing News: September 27, 2021

Posted by NMA on Sep 27, 2021 12:00:00 PM

HUD updates flat rent submission requirements, establishes new HOME-ARP requirements, and more.

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HUD Publishes Notice on Flat Rent Submission Requirements

Notice PIH 2021-27, “Updates to Flat Rent Submission Requirements,” supersedes and replaces the guidance provided in Notice PIH 2017-23, clarifies HUD’s interpretation of the statutory amendment related to flat rents, and updates flat rent exception and extension request requirements, including review criteria for Form HUD-5880. The notice also serves as supplemental guidance to the streamlining final rule published in March 2016. Read article

 

HOME-ARP Implementation Notice and Fact Sheets Now Available

In Notice CPD-21-10: Requirements for the Use of Funds in the HOME-American Rescue Plan Program, HUD establishes requirements for funds appropriated to provide homelessness assistance and supportive services under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. HUD has also issued a series of HOME-ARP Implementation Notice Fact Sheets to help communities across the country create affordable housing and services for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Read article

 

HUD Announces Availability of More than $180 Million in COVID-19 Supplemental Funding for Multifamily Property Owners Participating in Assisted Housing Programs

HUD has opened a new application period for owners of multifamily housing for low-income elderly, persons with disabilities, and Section 8 contracts to apply for funds to cover costs to prevent and respond to COVID-19. More than $180 million is available to support expenses for protecting residents and staff from the coronavirus. HUD has also provided certain flexibilities to facilitate more robust use of funds. Read article

 

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Topics: Capital Fund, Flat Rent, HOME, Rent Calculation, Industry News

Community Development and Housing News: September 14, 2021

Posted by NMA on Sep 14, 2021 8:00:00 AM

HUD responds to Hurricane Ida and other disasters, EDA-ARPA funding opportunities are now available, and more.

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HUD Cuts Red Tape to Help Communities Respond to Hurricane

With a package of 27 regulatory and administrative waivers—one of the largest collections of such waivers ever administered at once—HUD aims to help communities accelerate their recovery from Hurricane Ida. New flexibilities allow HUD’s state and local partners to expedite the use of CDBG, HOME, HOPWA, and ESG program funds. Read article

 

HUD Announces Cross-Agency Efforts to Increase Affordable Housing Supply

This month’s actions mark a renewed focus on supporting construction and development of affordable housing units across the country. According to HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge, the actions “will expand access to critical capital for state Housing Finance Agencies, empower local communities to build more affordable housing using the historic investments contained in the American Rescue Plan, and advance equitable housing policies such as inclusionary zoning practices.” Read article

 

2021-2022 EDA-ARPA Funding Opportunities Now Available

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has $3 billion in supplemental funding, allocated under the American Rescue Plan, to ensure support for previously underserved communities impacted by COVID-19. Read article

Looking for more on ARPA? Join NMA and BB&K for our upcoming webinar, “American Rescue Plan State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds: Key Implementation, Compliance and Reporting Guidelines.”

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Topics: Industry News, Emergency Rental Assistance

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